Mystery of Steve Irwin’s Deadly Tape Reportedly Solved After Manager John Stainton Claims It Was Destroyed
The mystery surrounding the whereabouts of Steve Irwin’s ‘death tape’ has been answered after questions resurfaced on the anniversary of his death earlier this month. Irwin died after being stung by a stingray while filming the series Ocean’s Deadliest off the Great Barrier Reef in 2006. The incident was filmed and allegedly shows the moment the ray mistakes Irwin for a predatory shark and stabs him through the heart. It is believed that Irwin pulled the Ray’s beard from his chest, but soon after he lost consciousness and died over Batt Reef off Port Douglas. At the time of his death, there was a lot of speculation about whether the footage would be released because Irwin “tells his camera crew to always film,” Irwin’s biographer Tommy Donovan told AFP. era. But it turns out the footage will never see the light of day, according to Irwin’s manager John Stainton, who told the Daily Mail Australia that the only footage of the incident was destroyed after being reviewed by police. “I remember seeing him on police premises in Cairns,” Stainton said. “It was something that no family member – no one – wanted to see. It was not pleasant. Despite rumors there are multiple versions of the tape, Stainton insisted that “everything was destroyed… There was only one copy, the original tape – no other copies were done”.
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