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Crocodile Hunter and Aussie legend Steve Irwin is being honoured with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star for his contributions to the entertainment industry.
Irwin, who died in September 2006 after being struck by a stingray, is the only posthumous member of the 2018 television class for his work on wildlife documentaries.
Steve with his wife Terri and daughter Bindi in 2002. Credit: PA
His daughter Bindi tweeted the news on Friday. She wrote: "Beyond excited to share with you all that we have just received news that Dad will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame."
Beyond excited to share with you all that we have just received news that Dad will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. pic.twitter.com/gjA0DrvVKG
- Bindi Irwin (@BindiIrwin) June 22, 2017
The moment @BindiIrwin found out her dad's being honoured on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Congratulations! #9Today pic.twitter.com/ekrsoXb3KH
- The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) June 22, 2017
The family also shared a video of her, her brother Robert and their mum Terri reacting to the good news.
Terri can be heard saying: "He's going to Hollywood, guys!"
.@AustraliaZoo :crocodile: Hunter Steve Irwin will receive his own:star2: on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! #VisitSunshineCoast #thisisqueensland @australia :clap: pic.twitter.com/4gyoq5wkjo
- Visit Sunshine Coast (@sunshinecoastoz) June 22, 2017
In a statement from the Australia Zoo conservation site, Terri said: "Steve has always said that he didn't care if anyone remembered him, as long as they remembered his message.
"I truly believe that this recognition for Steve's achievements will ensure that his message of wildlife conservation is remembered."
Irwin's nomination was sponsored by Visit Sunshine Coast.
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