Robbie Knievel, son of Evel Knievel, has died at the age of 60: Daredevil had cancer

Evel Knievel’s son Robbie Knievel dies at 60: Daredevil who had amazing 350 motorcycle jumps under his belt dies after battle with cancer

  • Evel Knievel’s son Robbie Knievel – who was also known as Captain – has died at the age of 60
  • The daredevil died in a boarding house after a battle with pancreatic cancer
  • He took after his father’s profession of jumping on his motorcycle over things
  • Very popular in the 70’s, Eiffel was a regular on The Tonight Show

Robbie Knievel, son of Evel Knievel, has died at the age of 60.

The daredevil died after being in a hospice after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

He took after his father’s famous performance career where he was known for his fiery, death-defying jumps, achieving a total of 350 jumps over the course of his life.

A sad loss: Evel Knievel's son Robbie Knievel - who was also known as Captain Robbie Knievel - has passed away at the age of 60;  Seen in 2010 after jumping more than 200 feet over service vehicles before the start of the IZOD IndyCar Seriesirestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway

A sad loss: Evel Knievel’s son Robbie Knievel – who was also known as Captain Robbie Knievel – has passed away at the age of 60; Seen in 2010 after jumping more than 200 feet over service vehicles before the start of the IZOD IndyCar Seriesirestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway

With his famous father: Robbie was seen with his father Evel Knievel in 2006;  Eiffel passed away in 2007

With his famous father: Robbie was seen with his father Evel Knievel in 2006; Eiffel passed away in 2007

Ruby’s mother was Eiffel’s first wife, Linda.

Eiffel’s young son started riding motorbikes at the age of seven and his father taught him the art of bike jumping over things.

At the age of eight Robbie began performing; His first show was at Madison Square Garden in New York. At the age of twelve he went on tour with his father.

One of Robbie’s most famous stunts came in 2009 when he jumped over a man-made volcano in front of the Mirage Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

He is survived by two daughters, Christine and Carmen. He also has a granddaughter and grandson, Annalize and Ken.

His father, Eiffel – who was a huge star in the ’70s and ’80s – died of a lung disease in Clearwater,lorida in 2007 at the age of 69.

Big time: The daredevil died after being in a hospice after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.  Seen in 2008

Big time: The daredevil died after being in a hospice after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Seen in 2008

A closer look at Daredevil: Robbie seen here in 2005 on the E!  TV Introductions New York City

A closer look at Daredevil: Robbie seen here in 2005 on the E! TV Introductions New York City

Evel from Montana—whose birth name was Robert Craig Knievel—was an American entertainer and performer who was known for his red, white, and blue suits, which his son Robbie also adopted in his career.

Knievel’s website says that Evel chose his nickname after spending a night in jail in 1956 after he was arrested for reckless driving. He went with the spelling of Evel instead of Evil because he didn’t want to be associated with the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang.

During his career, he attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps.

Anyone can hop on a motorcycle, Eiffel famously told Esquire. The problem starts when you try to land it.

Father: He took after his father's career because he was known for his fiery death-defying jumps, achieving a total of 350 jumps over his life.  Eiffel in the seventies

Father: He took after his father’s career because he was known for his fiery death-defying jumps, achieving a total of 350 jumps over his life. Eiffel in the seventies

In the 1970s he became so popular that he landed an acting role in The Bionic Woman with Lindsay Wagner, appeared on The Donnie And Marie Show as well as The Sonny And Cher Show, and also became a regular guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Knievel retired in 1981 after breaking more than 40 bones in his body, including his back seven times, and suffering numerous concussions.

Knievel was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall ofame in 1999.

In 2000, a documentary about his life, Touch Of Evil, was released.

Robby’s biggest jumps

In 1996, Knievel hopped over 10 limousines at Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium to celebrate the return of the Elsinore Grand Prix.

In 2003, Knievel hopped 15 Diet Pepsi trucks at Chinook Winds Casino.

In 2006, Knievel jumped from one barge to another in Jacksonville,lorida and in late July 2006.

Ruby in 2010 inort Worth, Texas

Ruby in 2010 inort Worth, Texas

In 2007, Knievel rode a variety of military vehicles at the North Carolina Auto Show in Raleigh, North Carolina.

In the same year he appeared in Wilmington, Delaware and succeeded in jumping $4.8 billion in fictitious money representing the amount of interest paid to ING Direct customers.

He also jumped at the Buffalo Chip camp.

In 2008, he successfully jumped over 24 Coca-Cola Zero trucks in Ohio.

That same year he jumped the 21st Hummer at Texas Motor Speedway int. Worth, Texas and performed two consecutive jumps in Nashville, Tennessee.

In 2008 on New Year’s Eve he jumped on the volcano at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

In 2010, he jumped a row of police cars, ambulances, and a fire truck spanning 200 feet in a jump over the law before the IZOD IndyCar Seriesirestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway.

Knievel’s last jump was held in 2011 in Coachella, California; Jump 150 feet (46 m) over tractor trailer trucks.

Courtesy information Wikipedia.

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