Steve ''Crocodile Hunter'' Irwin is dead. You can find the details here.
TV loses a colorful, zestful, likable character, to be sure. But also one who went beyond flirting with danger into a mad love of danger -- and not only to himself. Remember the business with him holding his infant son near a croc? (You can see the picture here along with USA Today's story about the incident.)
It's one thing to be fearless. It's another to be reckless. Even his death shows that Irwin had trouble with the distinction.