The world was shocked by Steve Irwin’s death in 2006. Irwin passed away at the age of 44, and the news of his passing came as a shock to admirers all across the world. Sixteen years after his passing, Irwin is still regarded as one of the most charming and fascinating people in history.

Terri Irwin recently spoke about her late husband Steve Irwin’s untimely loss while appearing on the Australian television show “Anh’s Brush With Fame.”

The 53-year-old widow has been advocating against the killing of animals on purpose in order to reduce their population, a practice known as culling. Mrs. Irwin revealed to her late husband’s followers during the emotional interview that he always believed his life would be brief.

Steve Irwin tragically lost his life while filming “Ocean’s Deadliest” due to a stingray. His wife Terri was instructed to contact the zoo management. She found it incredibly difficult to tell their children, Bindi and Robert. Terri thought back to the sense of guilt and agony she felt after hearing the news.

Terri has been Steve Irwin’s widow for 16 years, and she still feels anguish. “Every day is painful, and after 16 years, the sadness stops being a rock in your heart and starts walking beside you,” she said in an interview.

“I never really know when it will hit me, but it’s always there.” Terri always misses Steve, but she counts herself lucky to have had him as a part of her “happily ever after.”

Steve Irwin, 44, died on September 4, 2006, while he was in the vicinity of Port Douglas filming a documentary on the Great Barrier Reef. He was killed by bleeding to death after being stabbed by a stingray’s barb.

Steve’s wife Terri acknowledges that the outpouring of sympathy that followed the announcement of his loss would have shocked Steve.

Steve left behind his wife and two young children, who also loved the outdoors as much as their father did. Terri asserts that despite Steve’s notoriety over the years, he never allowed it to have a negative impact on her.

She said, “He would have been shocked at the outpouring of love and sorrow after his death.”

It’s clear why Steve Irwin was so beloved by people all over the world, and why his family is still upholding his legacy today. His outstanding moral character and dedication to conservation are something we can all learn from.

Steve will always be appreciated and is a true inspiration to all of us.