R.I.P. Evel Knievel

Evel Knievel, the man who could make Harleys fly, died yesterday at the age of 69. The recipient of a liver transplant in 1999 had been in poor health for quite a while, suffering from diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis.

Everyone, whether they are part of the motorcycle addiction or the real world, knows the name Evel Knievel and can probably even name the place of his worst crash. Caesars Palace, 1968. He certainly came closer than most of us ever will to using up his nine lives and getting away with it. That’s what made him a legendary daredevil.

So, RIP Evel Knievel.

Links of Interest:Evel Knievel’s Official Website

Knievel article from Australia

Knievel article in Motorcycle News

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