Steve Irwin To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame
The late Steve Irwin will be getting his very own posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, his daughter Bindi announced on Twitter.
Join us on April 26 to celebrate Dad's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Dad changed the world by reaching out to people through their television screens to bring them on the adventure of a lifetime.
We hope to see you in LA! :crocodile::heart: pic.twitter.com/rtqBQZy4Ge
- Bindi Irwin (@BindiIrwin) April 17, 2018
Bindi Irwin - who is also a television personality and conservationist - said 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'.
Irwin's star will be unveiled on Thursday 26 April on Hollywood Boulevard. It will no doubt attract hordes of fans wanting to pay homage to the legendary Crocodile Hunter, who died in 2006 after being stung in the heart by a stingray while filming a documentary.
Irwin's wife, 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.
Such a tremendous honour. You are all invited. You're also welcome to wear khaki. I know Robert, @BindiIrwin and I will be wearing khaki! https://t.co/WyzQ191iK2
- Terri Irwin (@TerriIrwin) April 18, 2018
The folk at Australia Zoo were buzzing about the news, too, tweeting: "We are so excited for Steve to receive his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
"This April 26, join us at the star ceremony celebrating Steve's life and everything he achieved.
"We are truly proud to be continuing his legacy."
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.
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.
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."
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