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Crocodile Hunter's final words: 'I'm dying'

(NBCNEWS) — Seven years after TV personality Steve Irwin died from a stingray attack, the cameraman who was by his side is speaking out about what happened on Sept. 4, 2006.

Justin Lyons, the man that Australia’s Crocodile Hunter had called his “best mate” and “right-hand man,” shared Irwin’s final moments during an interview on Australia’s morning show “Studio 10.”

After the “massive stingray” struck the wildlife expert, Lyons said 44-year-old Irwin “calmly looked up at me and said, ‘I’m dying.’ And that was the last thing he said.”