The death of Steve Irwin is being described as "our very own Kennedy moment". Australians are being urged to wear khaki in tribute. Russell Crowe (wellknown spokesperson for the Australian nation) has been reported as saying Steve Irwin is "the Australian many of us aspire to be". Prime Minister John Howard has also lauded Steve "Renaissance Man" Irwin as "a great Australian icon" (more effusive proselytizing here).
Personally, EoR has always striven to be more like this great Australian icon.