Steve Irwin's teenage daughter has blasted the Crocodile Hunter star's cameraman for detailing her father's final moments in a recent Australian Tv interview, insisting he was "wrong" to make the adventurer's family relive the tragedy eight years after his death.
Justin Lyons opened up about the freak stingray attack which claimed Irwin's life in September, 2006 in a candid chat with presenters on morning show Studio 10 earlier this year (14), choking back tears as he recalled his pal's final words.
He said, "I was saying to him things like, 'Think of your kids, Steve'. He just sort of calmly looked up at me and said, 'I'm dying'.
"It was seconds but it felt like forever. Even if we had been able to get him to an emergency ward at that moment, we probably wouldn't have been able to save him because the damage to his heart was so massive."
Bindi Irwin has since revealed she was disgusted by Lyons' decision to go ahead with the broadcast. She did not tune into the show when it aired in March (14) and has vowed never to watch the footage.
She tells America's People magazine, "It's really hurtful, and as long as I live I'll never listen to it. It's wrong as a family for us to hear about it."
Bindi's comments emerged during her first in depth interview since her father's death and she admits the pain of losing her beloved dad haunts her to this day.
She says, "I remember after we lost dad, so many adults came up to me and said, 'Honey, time heals all wounds'. That is the biggest lie you will ever hear. It doesn't. That part of you is gone forever. Time softens things, so now when I think back about dad and the amazing memories we had together, I'm happy. But that kind of sadness never goes away. It's like losing a piece of your heart that you never get back."
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