Steve Irwin's family makes an important announcement about their deceased star father

The Australian conservationist Steve Irwin is to receive an impressive posthumous award.

On the 26th of April 2018, an extraordinary event is scheduled to take place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, revealed ETonline.com on the 18th of April.

The late wildlife documentarist Steve Irwin is to be awarded a Star on the legendary Hollywood Boulevard and be immortalized alongside such icons as  Muhammad Ali, Fred Astaire, Charles Chaplin, Neil Armstrong, and 2.630 others. 

Irwin, who had dedicated his life to the conservation and the study of wild animals, was killed tragically killed in 2006 by a stingray. Irwin was 44 and in the process of making a documentary series entitled The Ocean's Deadliest. 

The environmentalist's family - his wife Terri and his children Bindi and Robert - made the announcement from their home in Beerwah, Australia and declared they would be flying to Los Angeles to witness the awarding of the accolade. 

“This is tremendously exciting and we couldn’t be more proud. It’s really a culmination of work from a lot of people, who believe that Steve should totally get this recognition.”

Terri Irwin, ETonline.com18th of April 2018.

Terri Irwin thanked all the people who had worked to see Steve Irwin honored in this way, especially actor Russel Crowe.

Crowe is a fellow Australian luminary and Academy Award-winner, who wrote a letter recommending Irwin as a worthy candidate for a Star.

Terri was accompanied by her two children who hinted that they would be bringing some very special guests to the ceremony. The guests, son Robert revealed, would not be human, but rather some fascinating and exotic wild Australian animals.

Terri believes that Irwin would see the awarding of the Star as a victory for conservationism, and a recognition of the importance of the work that so many carry out to preserve the planet's environment and wildlife.

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