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​Steve Irwin Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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​Steve Irwin Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Steve Irwin has received a posthumous star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame - over a decade after his death.

The ceremony was attended by wife Terri and their children Bindi and Robert, along with countless fans who'd lined the streets to pay homage to the late TV star.

Daughter Bindi - who is also a television personality and conservationist - was seen tearing up as she addressed the crowds, telling them that her dad would have loved to have been there.

Bindi Irwin. Credit: PA
Bindi Irwin. Credit: PA
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"I never in my wildest dreams imagined this would come true," Bindi said.

"Together we will continue to fight for everything Dad worked so hard for."

Her brother Robert added: "He was the best and most incredible conservationist, but also the best dad."

The family announced on Twitter that Steve would be receiving the accolade, with Bindi saying that her dad had 'changed the world', having reached out to people through their television screens to bring them on an 'adventure of a lifetime'.

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Terri, also tweeted to tell everyone that they were 'all invited', and were also welcome to wear khaki to channel their inner Irwin.

"I know Robert, Bindi Irwin and I will be wearing khaki!" she added.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Irwin was a widely respected television presenter, zookeeper and conservationist, who was most well-known for his popular wildlife series The Crocodile Hunter, which ran between 1996 and 2007.

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He also fronted several other series, including Croc Files, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries and New Breed Vets, along with the movie spin-off called The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course.

Outside of his television work, Irwin also owned and operated Australia Zoo, which had been founded by his parents - and was a passionate conservationist.

A few months ago, Bindi shared an old interview with her father that she'd never seen before. In the video, Irwin talks emotionally about the legacy he hopes his children will inherit.

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When asked if there was anything that would make him give up the job, he replies: "Yes, there is. When my children can take the football that I call wildlife conversation and run it up. When they're ready to run up our mission, I will gladly step aside.

"And I guarantee you it will be the proudest moment of my life. My job will be done and then, and only then, will I know that I have achieved my ultimate goal - to be able to stand aside and let them run up my mission."

Bindi, responding to his message, wrote: "I promise to do my best to make you proud and ensure your legacy lives on forever."

Featured Image Credit: PA

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