BREAKING: Evil Kneivel has died

  1. Breaking on CNN.com right now....

    -- Legendary motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel died Friday, according to evelknievel.com


    This guy was a legend when I was a kid.
     
  2. WOW..he truly was a legend...how sad...he was a great entertainer!
     
  3. boy he was a legend for sure.
    Really lived life to the fullest!
     
  4. So sad. My Dad took us to see him make a jump in the Astrodome in Houston when I was a kid.
     
  5. Here's video of his jump at Ceasar's Palace in 1967, when he had that bad crash. He had a crushed pelvis, femur, hip and arm fractures and both ankles and a concussion that kept him in a coma for 29 days.

    Warning this shows the crash and may be graphic for some.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYGGCVE2lKY
     
  6. [​IMG]Knievel Takes His Final Leap

    Posted Nov 30th 2007 4:13PM by TMZ Staff
    Filed under: R.I.P.
    [​IMG]Daredevil Evel Knievel died Friday, said his granddaughter. He was 69.

    He had reportedly been in failing health for years, suffering from diabetes and a condition that caused scarring in his lungs.

    Knievel underwent a liver transplant in 1999 after nearly dying of Hepatitis C. We're told he likely contracted the disease from a blood transfusion after one of his infamous spills.

    Evel's rep tells TMZ, "The world has lost a one of a kind human being. Someone like this we'll never never see again." His rep told us that he had just spoken to Evel yesterday, and he wasn't feeling well.

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  7. Oh no! May he rest in peace!

    My prayers go out to his friends and loved ones!
     
  8. R.I.P.

    The man is a legend.
     
  9. How sad. I am sorry for his family, as well.
     
  10. Rest in Peace Evil. You are a legend, and your name is equated with "daredevil" forever.


    His son Robby aint a slouch in the daredevil department either.

    Man, I remember when I was a kid, we'd build ramps (little ones) to jump our bikes over, to imitate him.
     
  11. :sad: ahhh

    I loved Evil Knievel! May he RIP
     
  12. Very sad- he was on a local radio show the day before he died talking about his settlement w/ Kanye West and said he was feeling pretty well.
     
  13. Yeah he was on the mjmorning show. May he RIP:crybaby:
     
  14. He'll definitely never be forgotten!
     
  15. same here RIP:heart: