Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60

Robbie Knievel
Robbie Knievel provides a thumbs-up after leaping a prepare on the Texas State Railroad Park in Palestine, Texas, on Feb. 23, 2000. 

AP Photo/LM Otero

Robbie Knievel, son of legendary stuntman Evel Knievel, has died on the age of 60, his brother, Kelly Knievel informed CBS News on Friday. Robbie Knievel died of pancreatic most cancers after being in hospice for 3 days.

“It was anticipated,” his brother informed CBS News. “He was in Reno together with his three daughters by his facet.”

Known as “Kaptain Robbie Knievel,” Robbie Knievel had his personal daredevil profession with 350 jumps and 20 world information, in response to his biography on his official website. Knievel was married as soon as and divorced, his brother stated.

From a younger age, Knievel needed to be a daredevil, although it was troublesome personally and professionally to observe in his father’s footsteps, his brother stated. 

Their father, Evel, was pleased with his son’s accomplishments and tried to attend all of his jumps, together with Knievel’s 1989 profitable one over the Caesars Palace fountains in Las Vegas. In 1967, his father had tried the identical soar and nearly died from the accidents he sustained when he crashed his Harley-Davidson.

“Daredevils do not reside simple lives,” his brother stated. “But, it is what they do.”

Kelly Knievel stated his brother must be remembered for what he did finest.

“He was an awesome daredevil,” he stated. “If you have a look at his jumps, that is what he must be recognized for. It’s what he liked doing.”

Evel Knievel died in 2007 on the age of 69 after years of battling diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis.

Robbie Knievel is survived by his three daughters, 5 grandchildren, his older brother Kelly and two sisters, and his mom, Linda.

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