DWTS' Bindi Irwin pens touching letter to dad on anniversary of his death
Bindi Irwin is starting a new chapter with her gig on Dancing with the Stars, but she won't forget a very important person from her past.
The DWTS contestant posted a poignant memorial to her late father, Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, on the ninth anniversary of his death over the weekend.
Bindi was just 8 years old when her father died after being stabbed in the chest by a stingray barb, and won hearts the world over with her sweet, brave speech at his memorial service at the Australia Zoo just two short weeks later. She has been a vocal animal activist ever since, pledging to continue her father's work at the zoo he loved, and worldwide.
Paired up with pro Derek Hough, who raved about what a special partner he has this season, Bindi makes her DWTS debut on ABC Sept. 14.