I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different. —T. S. Eliot
It would appear that this is about the freakiest accident that could ever befall someone who always went looking for trouble.
I hope someone has the presence of mind to contact the Guiness Book of World Records on this one. Steve Irwin in all likelihood is the only person ever to be killed by suffering a stingay's poisonous spine through the heart. It’ll be a long time before anyone comes close to this record.
He was one unlucky bloke, in the end.