Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60

Robbie Knievel
FILE - Robbie Knievel gives a thumbs up after jumping a train at the Texas State Railroad Park in Palestine, Texas on Feb. 23, 2000. Knievel, an American stunt performer, died early Friday at a hospice in Reno, Nev., with his daughters at his side, his brother Kelly Knievel said. He was 60. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60
By KEN RITTER
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Robbie Knievel, an American stunt motorcycle performer and son of thrill-seeking father Evel Knievel, has died.

Knievel’s older brother tells The Associated Press that Robbie Knievel died early Friday at a hospice in Reno, Nevada, after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 60.

Knievel set a number of daredevil stunt records and completed a 1989 jump over fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where his father famously nearly died in a crash in 1967.

Also known as “Kaptain Robbie Knievel,” he completed a motorcycle leap over a chasm at an Indian reservation outside Grand Canyon National Park in 1999. He’ll be buried with family members in Butte, Montana.

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