He was a bit strange, to be sure and there's no denying he baited crocodiles etc. for TV ratings and pure sensationalism. But it balances out with his good works in the environmental arena.
An Australian friend of mine just wrote and told me that "the country's in shock". Wow. It's that's all it takes to put a country in shock, God bless 'em.
I'll bet Steve is doing just fine right about now.