Zap2it said the rumor appears to have started innocently, possibly because a headline about Bindi Irwin, who has been in the news in recent months, somehow got mixed in with an old headline about Irwin's death from a stingray in 2006. Once it was out there, the story turned up when anyone searched for her online.
Bindi Irwin starred in "Return to Nim's Island," a film released earlier this year, and has become known for her own conservation activism.
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