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Robbie Knievel, daredevil and son of stuntman Evel Knievel, has died at age 60

A family source tells us he’s been in hospice care for the last few days after a battle with cancer. He died early Friday morning.



According to a source close to the family, the daredevil stuntman, who was also the son of fellow daredevil Evel Knievel, passed away on Friday morning while he was receiving hospice care.

Robbie Knievel, best known by his stage name Kaptain Robbie Knievel, was born in a rural area of Montana. At the age of four, he began his strange exploits by jumping his bike.

When he was eight years old, he gave his debut performance in Madison Square Garden during a programme put on by his father.

Over the course of his career, he completed over 350 leaps and set world records for 20 of those jumps. One of the most remarkable was when, in 1989, he was able to successfully leap the fountains at Caesars Palace, an accomplishment that his father had attempted in the past but was unable to do.

Robbie performed a number of other daredevil acts, including, to name a few, the jump from 30 limos, the jump across the Grand Canyon, and the jump from the U.S.S. Intrepid. His final performance took place in 2011, and it took place at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, California. He leaped above tractor-trailer vehicles from a height of 150 feet.

Robbie also had a short-lived role in the 2005 show “Knievel’s Wild Ride,” which showed how he and his crew prepare for his crazy stunts.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.

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