I have been in Australia for 3 years. My parents are visiting for a few weeks. and wouldn't you know it... the day before we had planned to visit Beerwah (Australia Zoo), Steve Irwin dies. Needless to say, the Zoo won't be open, and it wouldn't be a good place to be anyway, after yesterdays events.
I know a lot of aussies think of him as annoying, but they probably don't realize how many lives he touched, and how much attention he brought to Australia wildlife and animal conservation in general.