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Evel Knievel Legendary US daredevil Dies at 69

November 30, 2007


From the Editor:

You thrilled millions over the years.





Evel Knievel in 1977

Knievel famously attempted to jump Snake River Canyon

Legendary US daredevil Evel Knievel has died at the age of 69, his granddaughter has said. Knievel had suffered ill-health, including diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis – an incurable lung condition – for several years.

He underwent a liver transplant, after nearly dying of hepatitis C, in 1999.

Knievel gained cult status performing death-defying stunts in the 1960s and 70s, including an attempted motorcycle jump over Snake River Canyon in Idaho.

Rocket-powered bike

Obiturary – Evel Knievel