Falcon84
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Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:16 pm

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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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:24 pm

Let Evil Knievel get on the plane.
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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:24 pm

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

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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:26 pm

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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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:28 pm

I thought he was long dead. Who knew.
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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:29 pm



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.
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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:29 pm

I don't see it on CNN.com, was it Evil Knievel JR or SR?
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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:32 pm

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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:33 pm

His webpage shows liver failure ...

http://www.evelknievel.com/
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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:34 pm



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 7):

Thanks for the article, ANC!
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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:36 pm



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.
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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:39 pm

Strap a canister O' evil ashes to a motorcycle and rocket sled him as far across the grand canyon as possible.
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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:44 pm

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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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:45 pm

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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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:56 pm



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.

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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:01 pm

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!'
 
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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:17 pm



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.

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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:11 am



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

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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:15 am



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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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:18 am

The abuses he put himself through for a buck, man-o-man.... RIP
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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:23 am

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]
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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:41 am

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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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:30 am

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!
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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:41 am

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.
 
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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Sat Dec 01, 2007 3:41 am



Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
Evil Kneivel

It´s Evel and it´s Knievel
Sad news.
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RE: Evil Kneivel Has Died: CNN

Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:09 am



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.
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