News that Australia\u2019s own crocodile hunter Steve Irwin has died had website traffic in overdrive today with many news sites operating on low-bandwidth mode due to high traffic.The spike spread across a number of news sites as Internet users were unsure if the sad news was a possible hoax.Many news outlets ran unconfirmed reports that the 44-year-old television personality and environmentalist died in a marine accident in North Queensland when stung in the chest by a stingray.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSteve IrwinAustralian Associated Press (AAP) said the news was official based on unnamed police sources.Irwin was famous for his catchphrase "Crikey!" AAP also said his American-born wife, Terri, who is trekking on Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, was unaware of the news.At 2:50 p.m. today, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. had this notice on its site: "Abc.net.au is experiencing higher than normal traffic. You are currently viewing a low bandwidth page. The normal homepage will return when traffic is back to normal."Other sites operating on low bandwidth were NineMSN\u2019s ninemsn site, and CNet Networks\u2019 News.com.-Computerworld Staff, Computerworld AustraliaCheck out our CIO News Alerts and Tech Informer pages for more updated news coverage.