Steve Irwin's family have rejected a state funeral as they want it just to be close family etc. I agree with them. Apparently there is video footage of him pulling the barb from his chest before he died. His Manager wants it destroyed. It shows him actually dying. I don't think anyone needs to see it.
I feel so sorry for his wife and children. He will be sorely missed in Queensland Australia he did so much for their tourist industry. I didn't even realise myself how much of an icon he was until this happened.
There is also contraversy as Germaine Greer (super idiot of womans rights; which had its place in the 60's and that is about the era that she came from) has put dirt on him as a stupid Australian in her column in England. She lives there now; and feels educated enough to encourage this sort of stuff. What a fool. She has made a farse out of womens rights.
Now she is going to enter into an area she knows nothing of. How bad is this for his young family to have this ancient reptile bagging him out. Get a life you idiot~!!!