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Robbie Knievel, American daredevil and son of Evel Knievel, lifeless at 60

Famous American daredevil Robbie Knievel, who adopted within the footsteps of his father Evel Knievel, died Friday morning after battling pancreatic most cancers, his household confirmed. He was 60. 

The record-holding stuntman died in Reno whereas in hospice care, his brother confirmed to The Associated Press. 

Motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel pumps up the crowd prior to jumping a line of police cars, ambulances and a fire truck spanning 200 feet in his "Above the Law" jump before the IZOD IndyCar Series Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway June 5, 2010, in Fort Worth, Texas.  

Motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel pumps up the gang previous to leaping a line of police automobiles, ambulances and a fireplace truck spanning 200 ft in his “Above the Law” leap earlier than the IZOD IndyCar Series Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway June 5, 2010, in Fort Worth, Texas.  
(Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

“Daredevils don’t reside straightforward lives,” Kelly Knievel instructed the outlet. “He was a fantastic daredevil. People don’t actually perceive how scary it’s what my brother did.”

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According to Knievel’s official web site, he’s credited with 350 jumps and holds 20 world information for his death-defying stunts. 

According to The Associated Press, Knievel famously accomplished a leap over the Caesars Palace fountains in Las Vegas in 1989, the identical stunt that almost killed his father in 1967. 

Robbie Knievel jumped 21 Hummers before the IRL's Bombardier Learjet 550 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, June 7, 2008. 

Robbie Knievel jumped 21 Hummers earlier than the IRL’s Bombardier Learjet 550 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, June 7, 2008. 
(Tom Pennington/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service by way of Getty Images)

But Knievel additionally fell sufferer to damage throughout a number of shut encounters.

“Injuries took fairly a toll on him,” his brother instructed the outlet. 

Robbie Knievel Jumps the USS Intrepid in New York City.

Robbie Knievel Jumps the USS Intrepid in New York City.
(Kevin Kane/WireImage for Turner)

He stated Knievel was surrounded by his three daughters when he died. The household plans to bury him with different relations in Butte, Montana. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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