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Robbie Knievel, who followed in the daring footsteps of his father Evel Knievel, died on Friday, according to his brother Kelly.

He was 60 years old.

“He was in the hospice for about four days. He had advanced pancreatic cancer,” Kelli Knievel told CNN. “He knew he was ill for probably six months.”

Robbie Knievel started doing motorcycle stunts as a teenager and went on to perform a death jump over the fountains of Caesars Palace and an airplane on the deck of the USS Intrepid.

During his career, he completed more than 300 jumps and set 20 world records, according to his official biography.

His brother remembers him as many do, as “a big daredevil,” he said.

“If you’ve ever been on one of his flights, they were really dangerous, and you can’t really capture the emotional feeling of danger that you see on TV,” said Kelly Knievel.

As for Robbie, he was proud of what he had done, despite the dangers.

“I’m very proud of the fact that my father created his own entertainment, sports, whatever you want to call it,” he told CNN’s Larry King in a 1989 interview. In the same interview, his father said that while proud of his son’s stunt work, he had tried to promise Robbie as a child that he would not follow the same career path out of concern for his safety.

And while Robbie Knievel admitted he had a strained relationship with his father growing up, he said they eventually grew closer as his stunt career began to flourish.

“Of the four of us, he disciplined me the most because I was a rebel,” he wrote in 2019. “I was the one who constantly challenged him and imitated him.”



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