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Daredevil Robbie Knievel dead at 60


Robbie Knievel, whose daredevil feats matched and perhaps surpassed those of his legendary father, Evel Knievel, died on Friday morning after a battle with pancreatic cancer, TMZ reports.

Knievel was in hospice care and passed away with his daughters by his side.

Robbie Knievel’s motorcycle stunts were must-see events in Las Vegas. His list of high-profile jumps includes his famous Caesars Palace jump in 1989, the same jump his father attempted in 1967.

Other Vegas jumps include launching over 30 limousines (231 feet) at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in 1998. In 1999, sailed 130 feet between the two towers of the Jockey Club on the Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas, Nevada: Robbie Knievel successfully jumps his motorcycle over the fountains at Caesar’s Palace, April 14th, becoming the first person to do so and avenging his fathers’, Evel Knievel, ill-fated attempts. The 26-year-old Knievel flew the motorcycle approximately 160 feet before a crowd of thousands.

Robbie Knievel’s last televised motorcycle jump was in Las Vegas on Dec. 31, 2008, when he jumped 200 feet in front of the Mirage volcano.


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