Evel Knievel’s Son, Robbie Knievel, Dead at 60

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Robbie Knievel, the son of daredevil motorcycle stunt rider Evel Knievel who carried on his father’s famous exploits, died Friday after a long illness.

He was 60 years old.

The younger Knievel’s brother, Kelly, said he lost his battle with pancreatic cancer after being in hospice care in Nevada for three days, CBS News reported.

“It was expected,” Kelly Knievel told the outlet. “He was in Reno with his three daughters by his side.”

Performing under the name “Kaptain Robbie Knievel,” he launched his career early. He jumped his bike at age 4 and started performing with his famous father at 8 during Evel’s show at New York’s Madison Square Garden, TMZ reported.

The Hollywood Reporter said the younger Knievel started touring with his dad at 12 and dropped out of high school to further his career.

He made more than 350 famous stunt jumps, including one of a record 228 feet over a sliver of the Grand Canyon.

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