You know, I've been kind of getting irritated with some of the media I've been listening too since his death. The two stations that I've heard talk about it on the radio during my driving have both made fun of them. One got some nasty letters regarding it (and I'm sure the other will soon) and the announcer was really defensive saying yea he felt bad for the family, but the guy was just plain crazy for messing with nature.
Then the other radio station made a joke about it sayinig that his family decided to play his favorite song ABC's Poison Arrow through my heart. I was really disgusted by that last bit when I heard it this morning.
Sure Irwin seemed crazy and all, or seemed to be, but think about how close he got to the wild, how he was able to understand (for the most part) how to get in touch with the unfamiliar. There is always going to be that risk whenever a pioneer does something "crazy" or "stupid".