Bindi Irwin shares a heartrending tribute to her deceased father, Steve
On the 4th of September 2006, naturalist and celebrity documentary maker Steve Irwin, 44, died tragically while filming his series "Ocean's Deadliest".
Twelve years later, his daughter Bindi posted a touching tribute to her father on the anniversary of his death on her Instagram account.
Irwin was killed by a stingray during a diving expedition off the coast of Australia, and at the time of her father's death, Bindi was just 8 years old.
“We try to continue dad’s legacy each and every day. I’m going to get a little bit emotional because it’s such a special day.”
Bindi Irwin, PeopleTV.com, 4th of September 2018.
The family's last photo together
Bindi, who is following in her father's footsteps through her work in conservation work, shared family photo depicting her mother Terri, brother Robert, and her father, who is holding her in his arms.
This was one of the last photos the family was to take together, before Irwin's untimely death.
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Treasuring her father's legacy
Bindi, 20, captioned the photo "Together Forever," with a heart. She spoke about cherishing and continuing her father's legacy and confessed that the day was particularly difficult and emotional for the family.
Bindi has established a successful career for herself as a singer, actress, and TV personality and is actively involved in wildlife conservation projects.
Twelve years after the tragedy, Terry Irwin still grieves
Her mother, Terri Irwin opened up about her husband's death and the terrible shock when they got the unexpected news.
She believes that no matter what the circumstances, no-one is ever prepared to face the death of a loved one or to deal with that loss.
Bindi's post has garnered over 160.000 likes and thousands of comments from fans who reach out to console the family and share their grief at the loss of such an extraordinary man as Steve Irwin.