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Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Robbie Knievel, an American stunt motorcycle performer and son of thrill-seeking father Evel Knievel, has died.

He was 60.

Knievel’s older brother tells The Associated Press that Robbie Knievel died early Friday at a hospice in Reno, Nevada, after battling pancreatic cancer.  Knievel set a number of daredevil stunt records and completed a 1989 jump over fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where his father famously nearly died in a crash in 1967. Also known as “Kaptain Robbie Knievel,” he completed a motorcycle leap over a chasm at an Indian reservation outside Grand Canyon National Park in 1999.

He’ll be buried with family members in Butte, Montana.

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