People joke about his over the top personality and enthusiasm, and they've criticized that he was rather thoughtless about his handling of dangerous animals. I can only imagine that the same rude people will say that today he got what was coming to him. Jerks. He was raised handling animals and had the greatest respect for them---this was just an extremely unlikely accident.
It should have been a useless human being that got stung in the heart today. Oh, like Paris Hilton or Donald Trump or myself. Or the headline should have read: "Julia Robert's Giant Meaty Head Eaten By a Shark," which would almost be amusing. Nope, it was a wonderful fellow who has helped animals all over the world, trying to educate and entertain everyone along the way.