Touching letter from Steve Irwin to his parents revealed 10 years after his death

AUSTRALIA–  A letter from Steve Irwin to his parents has been revealed a decade after “The Crocodile Hunter” was killed by a stingray.

Steve’s father, Bob Irwin, said the letter recently fell out of a book as he was doing research on his memoir, “The Last Crocodile Hunter: A Father and Son Legacy.”

The note, written by Steve 12 years before his death, begins:

“Probably one of the most unfortunate things in a “Bloke’s Life” is that it takes over 30 years to realize how essential you have been to build my character, my ethics and, most importantly, my “HAPPINESS.” At 32, I am finally starting to figure it out, in good times and in bad– you were there.”

The letter ends with Steve thanking his parents– his best friends.

“For the rest of my life I will reflect on the unbelievably GREAT times we’ve shared and will continue to share.”

Allen & Unwin Books, who is publishing Bob Irwin’s autobiography, says the book will come out in November and open with the touching letter.

Read more about Steve Irwin here.