By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to TMZ Sports, daredevil stuntman Robbie Knievel has passed away. He was 60.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. However, according to the Associated Press, he had been treated for pancreatic cancer before his death.
He passed away in Reno, Nevada. His brother Kelly confirmed the news to the AP.
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“Injuries took quite a toll on him,” Kelly said on Friday. He was the son of legendary stuntman Evel Knievel.
He reportedly passed away with his daughters by his side. He was known for his motorcycle jumps.
He went by “Kaptain Robbie Knievel” when he performed his stunts. In his career, he completed 340 jumps.
He also set 20 world records. Several of his jumps were broadcasted live.
These included the Caesars Palace Jump, Daredevil Duel Jump, 30 Limousines Jump, Building-to-Building Jump, The Grand Canyon Jump, The Train Jump, the USS Intrepid Jump, and the Mirage Hotel Jump.
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“To a man that inspired me to do what I have done, I am forever grateful,” Robbie Maddison said. “To Krysten and Karmen, I am so sorry for your loss. Caesar’s Palace jump was so inspirational. I remember watching it when I was eight years old on TV in Australia like it was yesterday. Thank you Robbie for being you. RIP mate.”
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