There were tears, plastic crocodiles, fans yelling "crikey" and a mischievous anaconda as Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin received a posthumous star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Plenty of Australians in the crowd for the unveiling of Steve Irwin’s star on the Hollywood walk of fame including Curtis Stone, Rove McManus and a bloke with a snake wrapped around his neck.@TheTodayShow pic.twitter.com/53dkXy4xED— Charles Croucher (@ccroucher9) April 26, 2018
Irwin's wife Terri, daughter Bindi and son Bob became emotional as they spoke about how the larrikin, khaki-wearing wildlife crusader would have loved to be on Hollywood Boulevard for the ceremony.
"I never in my wildest dreams imagined this would come true," Bindi, who attended with boyfriend Chandler Powell, told the large crowd.
"Together we will continue to fight for everything Dad worked so hard for."
Irwin's "best mate" and director of Australia Zoo and Wildlife Warriors, Wes Mannion, was co-master of ceremonies and celebrities Curtis Stone, Rove McManus and Beau Bridges were among the VIP guests.
A slippery anaconda also appeared for the Irwins as they posed alongside the star.
The wait is over! Steve Irwin’s ⭐️ on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been unveiled — Terri, Bindi & Bob were all there to see it. pic.twitter.com/NIKaEeW0WW— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) April 26, 2018
Irwin's star is located near the famed intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine St, close to the historic Capitol Records building.
It also has some famous neighbours.
Irwin's star sits alongside those of Humphrey Bogart, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Johnny Cash, Jayne Mansfield, Ernest Borgnine, Dorothy Lamour, Kim Novak and Mariska Hargitay.
It is the 2635th star to be placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Irwin, 44, died on September 4, 2006 while filming on the Great Barrier Reef near Port Douglas when a stingray's barb struck him in the heart.
Among the fans who showed up was American mum and Steve Irwin super fan Shianne Semenske, who woke up at 2am and drove to Hollywood from her home near San Diego.
She sports a "Crikey" tattoo on her right forearm and named one of her six-month-old twin sons Irwin.
To get a star on the Walk of Fame the recipient or a sponsor pays $US40,000 (about $A53,000) to the Hollywood Historic Trust.
On May 5, wildlife warriors from around the world will attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in Beverly Hills to celebrate his life and legacy.
So excited for our Steve Irwin Gala Dinner on the 5th of May raising funds & awareness for wildlife conservation. It’s a great night to celebrate the most amazing Wildlife Warrior and the best dad! Hope to see you there! 🐊 pic.twitter.com/3as2EAMSMs— Robert Irwin (@RobertIrwin) April 25, 2018
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