Steve Irwin's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame unveiled
In an emotional ceremony, Steve Irwin's star was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
THE CROCODILE HUNTER Steve Irwin has been posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The star was unveiled yesterday, positioned just outside the 'Iguana' clothing store, adjacent to the star of Johnny Cash.
Thousands attended the unveiling clothed in Steve's iconic khaki.
In an emotional ceremony, each member of the Irwin family spoke. Bindi, Steve's daughter choked back tears.
"Dad changed the world by reaching out to people through their television screens to bring them on the adventure of a lifetime," she said.
"To have his name on a Hollywood star means the world as we carry on his important work.
"I never in my wildest dreams imagined this would come true.
"Together we will continue to fight for everything Dad worked so hard for."
The star is in recognition of Steve's oustanding contribution to the entertainment industry through his wildlife documentaries.
In addition to the widespread popularity of Steve's wildlife documentary television series 'The Crocodile Hunter', he was a regular guest on a number of American talk shows prior to his death at Batt Reef in 2006.
Steve most notably appeard on Jay Leno's late night talk show 9 times over an eleven year period.
Steve's induction marks the first time the iconic walk of fame has acknowledged the achievements of a conservationist.
Steve was honoured alongside a number of other inductees including Kirsten Dunst, Jack Black and Jennifer Lawrence.