Bit of a shock.
He might have been a very nice man, but if I had young kids, I wouldn?t be fighting with crocodiles or big fish.
Limited sympathy from me, I am afraid. If you play with fire?.
I can?t say I?ve actually ever really watched his TV shows, but it is strange when someone who you know [in a vague way] dies prematurely.
is it bad that I?ve been earworming a certain Gerry Anderson theme tune all day?
It?s darwinism in action, innit. You roll the dice like that often enough, sooner or later?.
Bonkers, enthusiastic and a true eccentric. One of a long line of crazy experts (Magnus Pyke, David Bellamy, Heinz Wolf, etc.) to liven up TV.
I was sad to hear about it, if I?m honest. My Brother saw his movie and thought it was brilliant.
I was sad too. It was a family passion, handed down from his father and shared with his wife and children. He was actually filming a sequence for his daughter?s show when it happened. He wasn?t fighting with crocs or big fish; he looked after them and educated people about them. Dangerous? Yes. But then a lot of things are and you can get hit by a bus tomorrow, etc., etc. Bottom line is that he led a life that was fulfilling for him (and his family) and aided conservation efforts. A death like this was to be expected in all likelihood, but it?s still a sudden shock.