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Last Updated: Friday September 08 2006 12:43 GMT

In pictures: Tributes to Steve Irwin

Wildlife expert Steve Irwin died aged 44 after being attacked by a stingray fish off  the Australian coast

Wildlife expert Steve Irwin died aged 44 after being attacked by a stingray fish off the Australian coast

He was a national hero in Australia and many people have been paying tribute to him

He was a national hero in Australia and many people have been paying tribute to him

Steve usually dressed in khaki shirts and shorts. They became a kind of trademark for him and people have  been writing their tributes on these shirts

Steve usually dressed in khaki shirts and shorts. They became a kind of trademark for him and people have been writing their tributes on these shirts

Lots of people have been remembering Steve with flowers

Lots of people have been remembering Steve with flowers

This was the scene at Steve's zoo in Beerwah, Queensland, where lots of people gathered to pay their respects

This was the scene at Steve's zoo in Beerwah, Queensland, where lots of people gathered to pay their respects

Loads of people left personal messages for the man known as 'the crocodile hunter' for his daring run-ins with the creatures

Loads of people left personal messages for the man known as 'the crocodile hunter' for his daring run-ins with the creatures

Steve will be laid to rest in a family funeral. His dad said he had lost his 'best mate'

Steve will be laid to rest in a family funeral. His dad said he had lost his 'best mate'



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