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The extreme sports world has lost a legend.
When Robbie Knievel was just eight years old, he made his debut at his father’s show at Madison Square Garden. His father is of course Evel Kneivel, one of the most renowned and well-known extreme sports entertainer in the world.
Robbie followed closely in his father’s footsteps and started jumping his bike when he was just four years old. Throughout his daredevil career, he set 20 world records and performed over 350 jumps. One of his most memorable jumps was when he jumped over the Grand Canyon.
Quite possibly his most famous jump was in 1989 when he jumped the fountains at Caeser’s Palace, something his famous dad failed to do in the 60s.
Robbie made his final jump in 2011, where he jumped 150 feet above tractor-trailer trucks at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, California.
Robbie passed away on Friday (Jan. 13) after a battle with cancer, with his daughters by his side. He was preceded in death by his father in 2007, and survived by his daughters Krysten and Karmen, and his grandchildren Analise and Kane.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Knievel family.