Wednesday, September 06, 2006

An Aussie, A Briton, and A Yankee -- Three Fatal Tragedies!

A couple days ago, I was taken aback by the fatal news of "Crocodile Hunter" who was killed by venomous tail barb of stingray at Batt Reef, Cairns, Australia. Steve Irwin, a committed conservationist, was shooting a series called "Ocean's Deadliest" while the mishap happened.

This freak accident made me recalled other two heroes who encountered the similar fate as Irwin. They were James Miller, a film producer & director, and Timothy Treadwell, an environmentalist and bear enthusiast. Miller was shot dead by Israel
soldiers while making a documentary in Palestinian area, and Treadwell was killed and partially eaten by bear during his visit in Alaska. What the coincidence among these three men was their fatal deaths were recorded in the cameras. Miller and Treadwell's tragedies have been filmed into documentaries with the titles Death in Gaza, and Grizzly Man respectively. I strongly recommend these two documentaries. WORTH WATCHING!!!

All after all, these three men died doing what they loved best. They died young, but thier lives were much much meaningful than 6.5 billions people in the world.

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
~ William Wallace, Braveheart~

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