Bindi Irwin, the daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter host, Steve Irwin, has paid tribute to her father on the tenth anniversary of his death with an adorable throwback photo she posted on social media.
Posting on the 4th of September, the exact date of her father's death, the Dancing With The Stars winner shared a sweet photo of Steve holding her up with one hand, when she was still a baby.
She captioned it with "You'll be my hero for my entire existence. I love you more than words can describe."
You'll be my hero for my entire existence. I love you more than words can describe. pic.twitter.com/R9OUzGWUwO— Bindi Irwin (@BindiIrwin) September 3, 2016
On the same day, Bindi's mom and Steve's wife also honored her late husband on social media. She shared a picture of Steve with both his children, Bindi and their son, Robert.
She captioned it with "Happy Father's Day Australia. Hug your dad."
Happy Father's Day Australia. Hug your dad. pic.twitter.com/8IASLcKruS— Terri Irwin (@TerriIrwin) September 4, 2016
Steve Irwin tragically died on the 4th of September, 2006 while on location at Batt Reef near the area of Port Douglas, Queensland in Australia. He was working on the documentary series Ocean's Deadliest at that time.
During a short break from production due to inclement weather, the TV host went snorkeling on shallow waters in an effort to provide footage for Bindi The Jungle Girl, his daughter's very own wildlife television show.
In the course of swimming, he approached a two meter long stingray and tried to film it swimming away. Unfortunately, in response to being boxed in, the stingray turned on Irwin and started stabbing with its tail. The crew, who were nearby on a boat, were able to administer CPR and rush him to shore, but, by then, it was too late.
Earlier this week, Bob and Lyn Irwin, Steve's parents, decided to honor him by sharing a letter that Steve wrote to them when he was 32.
Probably one of the most unfortunate things in a 'Bloke's Life,' is that it takes over 30 years to realize how essential you have been to build my character, my ethics and, most importantly, my 'HAPPINESS.'
At 32, I am finally staring to figure it out, in good times and in bad — you were there; you're strength and endurance to raise me will not go unrewarded. My love for you is my strength! For the rest of my life I will reflect on the unbelievably GREAT times we've shared and will continue to share. You're my best friends!