‘My heart aches missing him every day’: Terri Irwin shares touching tribute to late husband Steve on what would have been his 58th birthday
It’s been 13 years since ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin died after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming a wildlife documentary.
And his wife Terri, 54, took to Twitter on Saturday to post an emotional tribute to the passionate conservationist on what would have been his 58th birthday.
While Terri said she still ‘aches’ for her husband of 14 years, she was determined to celebrate the things he loved most – his children and Australia Zoo.
‘My heart aches missing him every day’: Terri Irwin took to Twitter on Saturday to post a tribute to late husband Steve on what would have been his 58th birthday
‘Today would’ve been Steve’s 58th birthday. While my heart aches missing him every day, I’m determined to celebrate what he loved the most,’ she wrote.
‘He was my best friend, best dad, & built the best Zoo. I love you’.
The mum-of-two included four photos of the Wildlife Warrior, who died when he was 44-years-old.
Daddy’s girl: The tribute included images of Steve with his children, including this picture of him performing a show with a much younger daughter Bindi on his shoulders
They included an image of the Crocodile Hunter performing a show with a much younger daughter Bindi on his shoulders and another of Steve feeding a flower to a lizard while his son Robert, now 16, looked on as a toddler.
Terri also included a picture of her and Steve from back in their younger years and another of him throwing his hands in the air with excitement as he checks out construction work at their family owned zoo in Beerwah, Queensland.
Fans were quick to praise Terri for her family’s efforts to protect wildlife, saying ‘how proud’ Steve would be.
Like father, like son: An infant Robert Irwin is shown looking on as Steve feeds a flower to a lizard
Crikey: Always known for his enthusiasm, Steve is seen throwing his hands up in excitement as he checks on construction taking place at Australia Zoo
‘He will always be watching over all of you, I’m sure he is so incredibly proud of all of you and what you have accomplished,’ commented one man.
‘The whole world misses him. He would be so proud to see what his family has done,’ wrote a woman.
The tribute comes as the Irwin clan prepares to celebrate a much happier occasion.
Bindi, 21, and her fiance Chandler Powell, 23, are currently busy planning their lavish wedding, which is set to take place at Australia Zoo later this year.
The young lovebirds met at the Irwin family’s zoo back in November 2013, where they now live and work.
Young love: The Irwin clan is preparing to celebrate later in this year when Steve’s daughter Bindi, 21, marries her fiancee Chandler Powell, 23, at Australia Zoo