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Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN  
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

No story yet, but CNN is reporting on it's website that the famed stuntman has passed away.

Dude lived an incredible life. More to follow.

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User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

Let Evil Knievel get on the plane.
 tombstone   checkeredflag 


User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

 Sad Oh no. Really sad, he was one remarkable guy. May he RIP  pray 

Dave


User currently offlineAirframeAS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

Ok, how did he die? Natural Causes or did he finally kill himself this time?

Condolences to the family of this dude.


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

I thought he was long dead. Who knew.

User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2041 times:



Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 4):
I thought he was long dead. Who knew.

He was on The Jim Rome show not too long ago. A fascinating guy. Can't say I agree with his whole lifestyie, but he was a one-of-a-kind.


User currently offlineDragon-wings From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

I don't see it on CNN.com, was it Evil Knievel JR or SR?

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...1/30/kneviel.ap/index.html?cnn=yes

User currently offlineACDC8 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

His webpage shows liver failure ...

http://www.evelknievel.com/


User currently offlineAirframeAS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2013 times:



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 7):

Thanks for the article, ANC!


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2001 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 9):
Thanks for the article, ANC!

No prob, ole Falcon was a little slow with the source document  duck 

 wink 

He died at age 69, relatively young I think. But the abuses he put his body through, I guess it shouldn't be a surprise.


User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Strap a canister O' evil ashes to a motorcycle and rocket sled him as far across the grand canyon as possible.

User currently offlineD L X From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

Wow! And just earlier this week, he hosted Kanye West at his home to discuss settling their lawsuit over the Touch the Sky video.

User currently offlineF9Animal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

I met him in a hospital in LAS several years ago, in fact around 1992-1993. He was in rough shape at the time, and I really don't know what he was in for. I can say though, he was very crabby. I would have been too. RIP, and I send my condolences to his family.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1919 times:



Quoting Toast (Reply 1):
Let Evil Knievel get on the plane.

One of my favorite Carlin routines.....

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 11):
Strap a canister O' evil ashes to a motorcycle and rocket sled him as far across the grand canyon as possible.

Damn straight. Or at the very least finally get him across the Snake River Canyon. Or maybe one last jump over the fountains @ Caesars.....

He must have known he was about to pass on, as there had been a bit of acrimony between himself and Kanye about that video. So I guess he wanted to bury the hatchet before he passed.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 10):
He died at age 69, relatively young I think. But the abuses he put his body through, I guess it shouldn't be a surprise.

Especially since you can count the number of times he should have been dead.

Another American Icon gone. Kaptain Robbie is nowhere near the showman his dad was.


User currently offlineJpax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1907 times:

Oh man. The one and only.

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 11):
Strap a canister O' evil ashes to a motorcycle and rocket sled him as far across the grand canyon as possible.

I just mentioned that to my buddies in the room a few minutes before I read this thread! Although, my scenario had the motorcycle disintegrate into a huge ball of fire in the middle of the canyon... Sure would go 'out with a bang!'


User currently offlineTom in NO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1890 times:



Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 5):
He was on The Jim Rome show not too long ago.

Didn't he give Rome one of his canes that had been hollowed out and held some sort of liquid refreshment  wink  .....probably be some good reminiscing on Monday's show.

RIP, Evel, the consumate showman.

Tom at MSY


User currently offlineGunships From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1835 times:



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 14):
Snake River Canyon

You can still to this day,see the mound of dirt that was used as the base of the takeoff ramp for the canyon jump attempt. I remember watching that live, on (I think) ABC's "Wide World of Sports".

"The jump, on Sept. 8, 1974, was nearly a total disaster. Crowds rioted the previous night because of excessive beer and concession prices. The parachute accidentally deployed when the Sky-Cycle was launched, and strong headwinds blew Knievel back into the canyon where he crashed, 600 feet below, just a few feet from the swirling waters of the river. Twelve thousand people trampled restraining fences to try to get to the edge of the canyon and see what had happened. Miraculously, Evel Knievel walked away with only minor injuries. "

from: http://weirdscifi.ratiosemper.com/evelknievel/canyon.html

Evel Knievel was a showman like no other.


User currently offlineN1120A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1832 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 3):
Ok, how did he die? Natural Causes or did he finally kill himself this time?

He battled with Hepatitis C for a long time. That was what did it.


User currently offlineAerobalance From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

The abuses he put himself through for a buck, man-o-man.... RIP

User currently offlineEbs757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

Talked to the man a few times, Krysten (granddaughter who confirmed his death) went to my school. He will be missed. My condolences and prayers to his family

[Edited 2007-11-30 16:29:47]

User currently offlineDL021 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

Awesome dude....he was the epitome of adventurer when I was a kid....he put himself out there and did it all.

I wish I could thank him for the memories.

Salute, and RIP.


User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1765 times:

WOW!

I was just reading that him and Kanye West had a very good resolve over that video.

R.I.P Many are trying to follow in his footsteps but they won't come close!


User currently offlineLTBEWR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1761 times:

Somehow, he made it to 69 years old. Evil Kneivel was an icon of the 1970's, somehow survied many too close endings of his own life. He abused alcohol and pain killers, probably to control the pain he must have been in much of his life. There are stories he was abusive to women too. Guess he will be going to that great big motorcycle jump in the sky...or hell.

User currently offlineBongo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1721 times:



Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
Evil Kneivel

It´s Evel and it´s Knievel
Sad news.


User currently offlineKevinL1011 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1707 times:



Quoting DL021 (Reply 21):
he was the epitome of adventurer

And a patriot.



And a Ford F-150 option.



http://www.geocities.com/Pipeline/Ramp/2716/120302.jpg

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 10):
He died at age 69

Bill and Ted just played a rif in his honor.
 tombstone 


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