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.
“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.
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.
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.