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Robbie Knievel, Evil Knievel's son a Motorcycle Daredevil Like His Father, Dies at 60

Grim Reaper 6

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Robbie Knievel, a daredevil performer who soared into the sky on motorcycles, pulling off a series of spectacular airborne stunts like his father, Evel Knievel, died on Friday at his home in Reno, Nev. He was 60. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said his older brother, Kelly Knievel. Mr. Knievel, who was sometimes billed as Kaptain Robbie Knievel, followed his father into the high-flying, bone-shattering world of motorcycle stunt performances, landing more than 350 jumps over his death-defying 30-year career.

In one of his best-known jumps, in 1989, Mr. Knievel, decked out in a star-spangled white leather suit, vaulted 150 feet over the fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, “When I made the jump and said, ‘That was for you, Dad,’ 

RIP -- Robby Knievel:(

Robbie Knievel jumps the Grand Canyon.

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