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Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN  
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2041 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 (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

Let Evil Knievel get on the plane.
 tombstone   checkeredflag 


User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

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

Dave



Yesterday we've sinned, today we move towards God. Touch the sky....love and respect...Safe Star!
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

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

Condolences to the family of this dude.



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User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17657 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

I thought he was long dead. Who knew.


E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1994 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 United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

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


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1976 times:

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

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1976 times:

His webpage shows liver failure ...

http://www.evelknievel.com/



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1966 times:



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 7):

Thanks for the article, ANC!



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1954 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 (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

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

User currently onlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11417 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1907 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.


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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5076 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1907 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.


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1872 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 United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1860 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 United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1843 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



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User currently offlineGunships From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 574 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1788 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 United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26598 posts, RR: 75
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1785 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.



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4683 posts, RR: 47
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

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


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User currently offlineEbs757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1771 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]


Viva la Vida
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1743 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.



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User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1718 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 United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13138 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1714 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 Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1674 times:



Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
Evil Kneivel

It´s Evel and it´s Knievel
Sad news.



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User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 25, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1660 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 



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
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