Stuntman Robbie Knievel, son of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel
Stuntman Robbie Knievel, son of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel, passed away on January 13th, 2023, after a long battle with cancer. He was 66 years old.
Robbie Knievel was born in Butte, Montana in October of 1956, the same year as his father’s first major motorcycle jump. Growing up, he was heavily influenced by his father’s daredevil stunts, and began performing his own stunts at a young age. He made his professional debut as a stuntman at the age of 18, following in his father’s footsteps by jumping motorcycles.
Robbie Knievel quickly made a name for himself in the world of stunts and daredevilry, performing jumps and stunts all over the world. He was known for his death-defying stunts, including jumping over cars, buses, and even boats. He also set several world records for motorcycle jumping, including a jump over 50 cars and a jump over 14 Greyhound buses.
Despite the dangerous nature of his profession, Robbie Knievel always emphasized the importance of safety and preparation. He was known to spend months, sometimes even years, preparing for a single jump, carefully planning every detail and rehearsing the jump multiple times before performing it live. This attention to detail helped him to avoid serious injury during his career.
Robbie Knievel was also a devoted father, and often brought his children along with him to his stunts and performances. His son, Robbie Knievel Jr., has also followed in his footsteps, becoming a successful stuntman in his own right.
In addition to his stunts, Robbie Knievel also made several appearances in film and television. He appeared in several documentaries about his father, as well as in the 1977 film “Viva Knievel!” which starred Gene Kelly. He also appeared in several reality TV shows, including “Robbie Knievel’s Wild Ride” and “Knievel’s Krazy stunts.”
Despite his success in the world of stunts, Robbie Knievel’s life was not without its struggles. In recent years, he had been battling cancer, and it was announced on December 7th, 2021 that he had passed away at the age of 66.
Robbie Knievel’s death has been met with an outpouring of grief and tributes from the world of stunts and entertainment. Many have praised him for his courage and dedication, and for continuing his father’s legacy.
Robbie Knievel’s death is a significant loss to the world of stunts and entertainment. He was a true daredevil, and his death-defying stunts will be remembered for years to come. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and fans.
In conclusion, Robbie Knievel’s passing is a huge loss for the world of stunts. He was a true daredevil, who followed in his father’s footsteps and carried on the legacy of the Knievel family. His death-defying stunts will always be remembered and he will be greatly missed by his family, friends and fans. He was a true professional and a true inspiration to many. May he rest in peace.
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