Ten years ago today, Australian icon Steve ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin was killed when a stingray barb pierced his chest.
On the anniversary of his death – which also happens to fall on Father’s Day this year – Bindi Irwin has paid tribute to her late father in an emotional Instagram post.
"You'll be my hero for my entire existence," she wrote alongside an image of her father holding her into the air for the camera.
"I love you more than words can describe."
Bindi - who turned 18 in July - regularly posts throwback pictures of her father for her fans, sharing that he inspired her love of animals and wildlife conservation.
The greatest Dad on Earth. November 15. Steve Irwin Day. Remembering everything Dad worked so hard to achieve and continuing his legacy. We miss you so much and are extremely proud to be carrying on in your footsteps. Yesterday we celebrated #SteveIrwinDay in Australia. Today, let's celebrate together on the other side of the world, today on November 15. Thank you for joining us in making a difference. Wearing our khakis and remember everything Dad did to change the world.
Many others have posted tributes to the Australian icon, with #SteveIrwin trending on Twitter Australia-wide.
RIP, 10 Years, of my childhood superhero. When he died, a piece of my heart broke. #SteveIrwin
— timey wimey mak (@doctordameron) September 4, 2016
— Sheldon Ang (@ang_sheldon) September 4, 2016