A heartwarming letter penned by the late Steve Irwin to his parents has been uncovered ten years after his death, with the newly discovered message effectively representing the star's final words to his loved ones.
The letter addressed to Steve’s parents Lyn and Bob reveals the true source of his strength: his parents, News.com.au reports.
‘Probably one of the most unfortunate things in a “Bloke’s Life” is that it takes over 30 years to realise how essential you have been to build my character, my ethics and, most importantly, my HAPPINESS,’ he wrote.
‘At 32, I am finally starting to figure it out. In good times and in bad, you were there. Your strength and endurance to raise me will not go unrewarded. My love for you is my strength!
‘For the rest of my life I will reflect on the unbelievably GREAT times we’ve shared and will continue to share. You’re my best friends!’
Bob discovered the letter while researching his memoir.
On the envelope was a brief message from his lost son: 'Please be happy to know that your strength and wisdom have been passed on.'
Irwin’s letter to his parents, Lyn and Bob, will be published at the start of his father’s memoir, The Last Crocodile Hunter: A Father and Son Legacy, released in October.
Steve Irwin was tragically killed by a stingray 10 years ago this Sunday.