'Steve Irwin's Daughter Dies' Rumor Is So Offensive to Her Family

Bindi Irwin DeathYears after the death of her father after being stung by a sting ray while filming, famed Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's 14-year-old daughter Bindi is the victim of an Internet death hoax herself. And it's just incredibly tacky.

Yesterday on Twitter and MSN, "Steve Irwin's Daughter Dies" was trending most of the day. Excuse me, hasn't her family been through enough?

In fact, the 14-year-old is alive and well. She has just finished filming a new movie, which may explain why the trend started.

Her film is Return From Nim Island and given that many search for her as "Steve Irwin's daughter" the whole tragedy of his death in 2006, it is possible that no one "started" the rumor perse and that it is happened by Internet accident.

Still, it's hurtful.

So, let's clear it up, shall we? Bindi is alive and well (thank goodness) and the Internet rumors of her death are just that: rumors. Big sigh of relief.

Did you hear the rumor?

 

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Randall Bart

It isn't a hoax. Yahoo software saw searches for "Steve Irwin daughter" conflated it with old searches for "Steve Irwin die" and helpfully conflated these searches into "Steve Irwin daughter dies". Yahoo's fuzzy logic owes Bindi a fuzzy apology.

hockey21 hockey21

how can anyone start a terrible rumor about a innocent child  what is wrong with this society and worldangry

lasombrs lasombrs

I agree with Randall it was probablly all a mix up but it is sad if it caused the family any heartache

thatk... thatkidsmomkms

I just opened yahoo and google side by side, and typed 'steve irwin daughter'. On yahoo, the first suggestion was 'steve irwin daughter dies' Google was a different story, that phrase didn't even come up at all. 'All grown up', 'hot', and 'and son' are the suggestions. I'd say yahoo is more likely to blame for the mistake.

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