SON OF EVEL KNIEVEL DEAD AT 60 STUNTMAN Robbie Knievel

SON OF EVEL KNIEVEL DEAD AT 60 STUNTMAN Robbie Knievel, the daredevil and son of stuntman Evel Knievel, has died.

A family source says Robbie has been in hospice for the past few days after battling pancreatic cancer. He died early Friday morning with his daughters by his side.

Robbie Knievel & Evel Knievel
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Robbie, also known as “Kaptain Robbie Knievel”, has followed in his father’s footsteps from a young ages – jumping on a bike at just 4 years old and first performing at Evel’s show at Madison Square Garden when he was 8.

He made more than 350 jumps in his career and set world records in 20 of them. One of the most memorable was successfully jumping over the fountains at Caesars Palace in 1989 – a feat his father had attempted in the past but failed.

Robbie Knievel & Evel Knievel
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Robbie’s other deadly stunts included jumping 30 limousines, jumping the Grand Canyon and the U.S.S. Fearless Leap to name a few. His last stunt was in 2011 when he jumped 150 feet over a tractor-trailer at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, CA.

Robbie also starred in the short-lived 2005 show ‘Knievel’s Wild Ride’… giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how he and his crew prepare for their wild stunts.

Robbie Knievel, the daredevil of legendary stuntman Evel Knievel, has died at the age of 60, his brother Kelly Knievel told CBS News on Friday. Robbie Knievel died of pancreatic cancer after three days in hospice.

“It was expected,” his brother told CBS News. “He was in Reno with his three daughters by his side.

Robbie Knievel, known as “Kaptain Robbie Knievel”, had his own daring career with 350 jumps and 20 world records, according to his biography on his official website. Knievel was married and divorced once, his brother said.

“Braves don’t live an easy life,” his brother said. “But, that’s what they do.

“He was a big daredevil,” he said. “If you looks at his jumps, that’s what he should be known for. He loved doing it so much.”

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

Knievel spent his final days in hospice care after battling pancreatic cancer, according to TMZ.

He started jumping on his bike when he was only 4 years old, during his career as a stuntman he performed more than 350 jumps.

Knievel has set 20 records for his jumps, including successfully jumping over the fountains at Caesars Palace in 1989 – something his father had previously attempted but failed to do.

Other infamous daredevil stunts included jumping 30 limousines, jumping the Grand Canyon, and jumping the U.S.S. Fearless jump.

Knievel, whose father died in November 2007 at the age of 69, performed his last stunt in 2011 in Coachella, California, jumping 50 feet over semi-trucks at the Spotlight 29 Casino.

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