Congratulations are in order for Steve Irwin. The “Crocodile Hunter” – who died at age 44 in September 2006 – finally got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His widow, Terri, and his children Bindi and Robert were on hand at yesterday’s ceremony.
“We try to continue Dad’s legacy each and every day. I’m going to get a little bit emotional because it’s such a special day,” Bindi said while wiping away tears. “I have to tell you that I never in my wildest dreams imagined that this would become a reality, and this is such an honor as a family to continue in dad’s footsteps, so thank you for being here today and supporting us.”
The Irwin family has Russell Crowe to thank for Steve’s honor. According to them, the Oscar winner wrote a letter of recommendation to the folks in charge to let them know that the conservationist was deserving of the 2,635th star, which is located in front of the Iguana Vintage store on Hollywood Boulevard.