Steve Irwin’s beautiful lost letter found years after his death

A truly beautiful note written by Steve Irwin has been discovered nearly 10 years after his death. Steve’s father Bob

A truly beautiful note written by Steve Irwin has been discovered nearly 10 years after his death.

Steve’s father Bob says he found the unopened letter by chance when he was going through some old things to do research for his new memoir.

The letter is written is ink and scrawled on a plain piece of paper. Bob says he pulled out an old book while he was looking through his belongings when the note slipped out of the pages.

“Probably one of the most unfortunate things in a ‘Bloke’s Life’ is that it takes over 30 years to realise how essential you have been to build my character, my ethics and, most importantly, my HAPPINESS,” wrote the Crocodile Hunter.

“At 32, I am finally starting to figure it out. In good times and in bad, you were there. Your 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!”

Steve's letter to his parents, Lyn and Bob.
Steve’s letter to his parents.

The poignant note goes on to thank his parents for passing on their qualities to him.

“Please be happy to know that your strength and wisdom have been passed on,” he wrote.

Twelve years later, Steve was killed in an accident leaving behind his wife Terri and his two young children Bindi and Robert.

Bob has now published the letter at the beginning of his memoir and says the whole writing experience has only served to remind him of how wonderful Steve was.

“Working on this book, I have been constantly reminded of Steve’s boundless energy, infectious humour and unrestrained passion for wildlife in our far too short a time together. But he is still here, still with me and I am able to gain strength from him,” he told News Corp.

“What he stood for and what he was able to achieve means just as much now as when he was here in the physical world.

“There are so many people who have been inspired by Steve Irwin. I am really, really proud of that. I hope that sharing these stories can be a pertinent reminder of the enormity of his legacy, a legacy that has not only taught us the importance of reconnecting with our environment but to be passionate in doing so.”

Were you a fan of Steve Irwin? Are you happy to see his legacy is living on?

  1. Ingo and Karola Rasselnberg  

    Yes,we were very,very sad and shocked when the accident happened and He has died,how sad
    and hurtful it must have been for His family.
    We have had the same feeling also when Sir Peter Blake whas killed years ago.
    We loved them both.Kind Regards to both families
    We are a couple from Germany living in New Zealand

  2. phil  

    steve was the man i could not be i loved this man and his work ,,,,,,being a pensioned off as a station manager and overseer on out back stations ,due to injuries i was not able to do as much on the land as i would have liked but i still had a great life both in south and western australia ,,in the kimberlies ,,,,, i have not made it to queensland as yet but still hoping to get there some time in the future ,,but having shared care of one of our grand children 7 days on and 7 off am finding it a bit hard to travel due to time but them,s the breaks ,,, would not give up time with the little man for anything he is my rock

  3. I admired Steve Irwin immensely! The amazing love and respect he showed to Gods Creatures and Nature will always stay with me. He’s a huge Inspiration to everyone and he’ll continue to live on in our hearts and memories.

  4. Sandra  

    We were so shocked to hear of Steve`s death, the love & respect he had for creatures great & small. We loved watching his show, he will continue to live on in our hearts & memories. It is very sad that Terry, Bindi & Robert are not talking to their grandfather. I am sure, Bob would love to see his grandchildren.
    Steve would be so disappointed that this is happening.

  5. Marcia Nicoll  

    Yes I have always respected the work Steve did and his father a lovely family,

  6. Marilyn E  

    Yes, He was wonderful for Australia, I hope the family can make it up with Steves father Bob, they owe him that for Steves sake, they are all wonderful!

  7. Karen murchie  

    It was a very sad day when we lost steve, but even sadder that the grandchildren are not part of his life, I know his pain

  8. Lyn  

    The world lost so much when we lost Steve

  9. Kellie  

    Beautiful letter. Steve would be horrified about his gorgeous dad being shut out of everything due to the witch that he loved. She’s obviously poisoned the kids against Bob which is another low thing to do….

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