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Steve Irwin's children pay tribute on what would have been his 60th birthday


Steve Irwin’s children pay tribute to the late Crocodile Hunter on what would have been his 60th birthday: ‘We love and miss you every day’


Steve Irwin’s children have paid tribute to their father on what would have been his 60th birthday.

Robert and Bindi Irwin said they would remember The Crocodile Hunter in their own personal ways to mark the occasion on Tuesday, sharing old photos online.

Both have followed in their father’s footsteps by becoming environmentalists and television personalities.

Gone but not forgotten: Steve Irwin's children have paid tribute to their father on what would have been his 60th birthday. Pictured: the Irwin family circa 2005

Gone but not forgotten: Steve Irwin’s children have paid tribute to their father on what would have been his 60th birthday. Pictured: the Irwin family circa 2005

Irwin, known for his fearless confrontation of dangerous beasts around the world, died in September 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb.

Robert said that every minute spent with his father had been ‘a blessing’.

‘Happy birthday, dad. Love and miss you every day,’ he wrote.

Memories: Robert and Bindi Irwin said they would remember The Crocodile Hunter in their own personal ways to mark the occasion on Tuesday, sharing old photos online. Robert, now 18, posted this photo of himself riding a motorcycle with his father

Memories: Robert and Bindi Irwin said they would remember The Crocodile Hunter in their own personal ways to mark the occasion on Tuesday, sharing old photos online. Robert, now 18, posted this photo of himself riding a motorcycle with his father

‘My earliest memories are my fondest thanks to you. Hanging on to the handlebars of the motorbike, on your morning lap of the zoo.

‘Every minute with you was a blessing. I’m gonna ride that lap on your old motorbike this afternoon.’

His older sister, who was eight years old when their father died, wrote: ‘Happy birthday to the greatest dad and Wildlife Warrior.

Legacy: Both have followed in their father's footsteps by becoming environmentalists and television personalities. Bindi, 23, shared this photo of her father showing her a creepy crawly

Legacy: Both have followed in their father’s footsteps by becoming environmentalists and television personalities. Bindi, 23, shared this photo of her father showing her a creepy crawly

‘Today I’ll watch The Crocodile Hunter with Grace Warrior and share stories about her incredible Grandpa Crocodile.

‘I love you with all my heart. Your legacy lives on.’

Bindi is married to American former professional wakeboarder Chandler Powell, with whom she shares a daughter, Grace.

Growing family: Bindi is married to American former professional wakeboarder Chandler Powell (left), with whom she shares a daughter, Grace

Growing family: Bindi is married to American former professional wakeboarder Chandler Powell (left), with whom she shares a daughter, Grace

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