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01/04/2007 05:09 AM ID: 59316 Permalink   

Death Of Steve Irwin Tape Given to Family


The Queensland Coroner Michael Barnes has handed over film of Steve Irwin's last moments to his family and said that it is not a break with normal protocol, contrary to reports in the media.

It is purported that copies of the video on the black market could fetch one million dollars. The coroner said that all copies were destroyed to prevent such a thing happening. Media interest in the footage has been rife.

Mr Barnes stated, "Contrary to media reports this morning, this is in line with normal procedures. Private property is always returned to its owner once the necessary investigations have been completed."

    WebReporter: sleeky Show Calling Card      
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  how sad  
I couldn't imagine watching a tape of a family member or my wife dying :(
  by: EricS     01/04/2007 05:23 AM     
  I believe  
it will be a considerable number of years before Terri can watch the video if at all. Then I think the children will take even longer if Terri does not destroy it first. If it were me I would have asked the coroner to destroy the original as well as the copies but that is me and who knows what Terri will do.
  by: sleeky     01/04/2007 08:40 AM     
I thought Nickleodeon or whoever he was making it for would have owned it.
  by: AccessG     01/04/2007 10:15 AM     
  No apparentley  
His mangager John Stantain owned all those tapes. He was the one doing the filming also I believe.
  by: sleeky     01/04/2007 10:34 AM     
thats sick, how could anyone think they would want that, random people wouldnt want it let alone his family, its been months now and just as they come to deal with his death some **** throws it back i their faces, it is not on.
  by: x_krissi_x   01/04/2007 10:41 AM     
  Media are sick.  
Those who would wish to profit from this tape financially, or for their own amusement (like the YouTube crowd) make me nauseous.

Irwin's death was needless and tragic, but to exploit it makes it all the more so.

I hope his family burns the copy, AND I hope they have their lawyers make all people who came in contact with that property sign an affidavit that no copies were made.

Because... I have very low faith in the morals of humans.
  by: theironboard     01/04/2007 11:17 AM     
"Because... I have very low faith in the morals of humans."

Is there another species whose morals you find to be more acceptable?
  by: TheSureshot   01/04/2007 11:44 AM     
Sometimes, wild dogs have better morals--and they feast upon garbage and carrion, much like the media.
  by: vanillaskye   01/04/2007 01:59 PM     
Sure. Pretty much all other species behave better than humans. Well- I don't like sharks much, but that's bias, isn't it?

Sometimes monkeys act badly. Bad monkey! Bad monkey!
  by: theironboard     01/04/2007 03:14 PM     
  Can't wait  
'til it appears on YouTube.

Having a Stingray kill you is just sick.

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I mean, that's like a shrine to me.

Of course I want to see the video.
  by: Hollywood   01/04/2007 05:47 PM     
leave the monkey alone!
  by: Emp3r0r     01/04/2007 08:47 PM     
  Steve Irwin's wish  
I wonder what Steve would have wanted? He did joke one time in an interview if he dies he hopes it is at least on tape, so who knows what he would have wanted.

That dude was awesome and crazy at the same time.

There will never be one like him again.
  by: shawn1flog   01/04/2007 09:25 PM     
This was private property of Steve Irwin (the owner and producer of the tape and documentary).
It was returned to his family as per Australian Law. ALL personal belongings MUST be returned to their perspective owners at the end of a coronal inquiry unless marked as police evidence.
TV outlets are still continuing to say this is a 'breach of regulations' extended to his family because they were famous, really its the way it has always been done and the TV outlets are pissed they couldn't put it on to leech more 'Exclusive' ratings from sad sacks that would like to watch it.
The only thing that was done that is slightly beyond normal is the destruction of all other tapes (duplicates). Which was done to preserve the privacy of the family. Something within the power of the coroner.
  by: ssxxxssssss   01/05/2007 06:06 AM     
  What about the stingray?  
Doesn't he/she have a say in all this?
  by: White Albino   01/07/2007 12:03 AM     
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