Bindi Irwin Remembers Father Steve Irwin: ‘With Us in Our Hearts’

May 4, 2018 12:38 pm Last Updated: May 4, 2018 1:02 pm

Bindi Irwin, the daughter of former “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, remarked that her late father, who died in 2006 at the age of 44, is “with us in our hearts, which is superspecial.”

“Dad was extraordinary. He really reached through the television set of everyone’s living room and was able to bring a message of wildlife and conservation to millions,” she told Us Magazine. He got a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 26.

She also revealed where she goes to get close to her late father. “I think that on days when I just want to reconnect and reflect, I always go to … this huge space filled with kangaroos [at Australia Zoo], and I just sit down with the roos of the evening after the zoo’s closed and just spend some time thinking about life, and it’s kind of my place to feel closest to dad,” she tells Us. “And it’s really special for me. And so that’s kind of where I spend my evenings.”

Steve Irwin, who achieved worldwide fame on TV show “The Crocodile Hunter,” was killed in September 2006 after he was stabbed in the heart by a stingray barb while doing an underwater documentary film called “Ocean’s Deadliest.”