Steve Irwin died on 4 September 2006. On 4 and 5 September there were 2,701 media mentions of his name.Peter Brock died 8 September 2006. On 8 and 9 September there were 1,273 mentions of his name. Billy Thorpe had 1,543 mentions by lunchtime today. Author Elizabeth Jolley died on 20 February. She has had 72 mentions to date. By 21 February she had received one newspaper headline. 

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