Famous American stuntman Robbie Knievel passed away on Friday. He is 60 years old. According to the American media, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Kaptain Robbie Knievel, as he called himself, was the son of stunt legend Evel Knievel. Like his father, he is famous for jumping over all kinds of obstacles with his motorbike.
He made one of his most famous jumps in 1989 when he jumped over the fountain in front of the Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. The 45-meter jump was a tribute to his father. He tried to do the same in 1967, but fell and broke several bones.
The city in the Mojave Desert provided a rewarding stage for Neville Jr. In 1998 he cruised 200 feet on his motorcycle past 30 limousines parked in front of the Tropicana Hotel. A year later he jumped from tower to tower at the Jockey Club Hotel. He did it without a safety net, but with fireworks exploding around him.
Robbie Knievel’s stunts didn’t always end well. In 1999, after a jump over the Grand Canyon, he fell sadly and broke several ribs.
“I am lucky to still be able to walk,” he wrote of his many injuries in an article about his father. He passed away in 2007 at the age of 69. Robbie Knievel was eight years old when he first performed with his father. He’s tried different career paths a few times, but he’s always returned to the motorcycle.