The son of renowned daredevil Evel Knievel, stuntman Robbie Knievel passed away on Friday morning from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He was 60.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Robbie Knievel became into a well-known daredevil in his own right. He also went by the name Kaptain Robbie Knievel and accomplished some amazing achievements over the course of a multidecade career.
When he was 12 years old, Knievel began his early career as a stuntman by travelling with his father. He used to conduct pre-jump demonstrations before going alone and pulling out his own feats.
According to Robbie Knievel’s brother Kelly, who spoke to CBS News, Robbie spent a few days in hospice care before passing away with loved ones at his side.
It was anticipated, Kelly said. With his three girls at his side, he was in Reno.
Kelly said that Robbie Knievel had a difficult life because of his career as a death-defying stuntman.
Kelly added, “Daredevils don’t have simple lives. But that’s what they always do.
Kelly Knievel expressed his hope that his brother’s achievements as a professional daredevil, which was what Robbie loved most, would be remembered.
He said, “He was a terrific daredevil.” “His leaps are what he ought to be recognised for. He liked doing it.”
Robbie Knievel’s 1989 leap over the fountains at Caesars Palace is one of his most illustrious accomplishments. His father had attempted and botched such prank in 1967, more than two decades before.
Robbie Knievel’s last professional stunt was a 150-foot leap over tractor-trailer trucks at Coachella, California, in 2011.