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Steve Irwin is getting a Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star... You bloody beauty!

Crickey! It's about time.

By Chloe Lal

Steve Irwin: Australia legend, Crocodile Hunter, stellar father to Bindi and Bob Irwin and the roaring flame to widow Terri Irwin.

Now the Aussie icon can add Hollywood Walk Of Fame star holder to his list of remarkable accolades.

We first heard of the news last year, when Bindi shared, "Beyond excited to share with you all that we have just received news that Dad will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame."

But now we have a date!

Steve will be commemorated and receive his star next month during a morning ceremony on April 26.

Watch Terri talk about the honour underneath!
Watch Terri talk about the honour underneath!

Terri, Bindi and Bob Irwin (along with a few Aussie furry friends) have confirmed that they'd all be present at the ceremony.

"Really, [this is] a culmination of a lot of work from a lot of people who believe that Steve should totally get this recognition," Terri told 7 News.

So how did Steve become the 2635th person to receive his well-deserved star on the walk of fame?

Terri revealed that all round top bloke Russell Crowe penned a Gladiator worthy letter to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce - the institution who bestow the stars.

How will Steve Irwin receive his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Terri and Steve tied the knot on June 4, 1992.
Terri and Steve tied the knot on June 4, 1992.

Following the stellar news, Terri chatted to the 7:30 Report and it's clear she's still very much in love with her fallen hero.

"None of us are immune to grief and everyone who has suffered loss understands that grief changes but you never wake up one morning and you've moved on," Terri said.

"It stays with you and you know, you ebb and flow."

Speaking of the honour that will be received by Steve posthumously, she mused, "It's special."

"To be able to acknowledge everything that he worked so hard for in making sure that the world at large understood the importance of conservation and not just folks like ourselves who loved wildlife and wild places. It is very moving."

Steve was just 44, when in September 2006 he passed away after he was struck by a stingray's barb to the heart while filming on the Great Barrier Reef.

His death was not only a shock to the world, it changed everything for his wife.

The 53-year-old mused, "As someone who always considered myself a fairly independent person, I really wasn't prepared for that sense of fear — can I really take all of this forward? I was worried about my kids, our beautiful zoological facility and the work Steve started."

For Terri, it was about continuing her husband's work.

"It took time to reconvene, believing in myself again and believing that this is something we could achieve together," she said.

And Terri, with her kids by her side, she has made Steve's legacy soar.

Every year his work and the continued efforts are celebrated at the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner, in Beverly Hills.

This year, when the gala takes place on May 5th, wildlife warriors will be able to raise their glass to their newest immortalised star.