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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:22 am    Post subject: Evel Knievel dead Reply with quote

The Evel one dead at 69 yrs old.
RIP you crazy fuck.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



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His flame adorned coffin is scheduled to be launched over snake river canyon at noon tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live 70 miles from his hometown (Butte, America) & I'm sure they'll continue to celebrate Evel Knievel days. His last visit there, he stiffed allegedly stiffed a bunch of restaurants.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least he made peace with Kanye before he died!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad.
This was the coolest toy ever:
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played w/ that toy until it was totaly demolished in '72. RIP EK
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kabelleros Klassick Knievel Kollection.
Yeah, Mini Shred!



Kick that bike ,skate and destroy!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HE DIED OF OLD FUCKING AGE! Poor guy. He probably wanted to go on his bike.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff, the man was only 69 and crazy as a shithouse rat, I'd say Evel probably got the last laugh.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He ain't dead, he's hanging out with Andy Kauffman.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And he knew the meaning of humility, too. Here's his obituary from the local newspaper:

Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, marked the end of what will forever be remembered as the longest and most courageous battle between one man and death.

Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel died in Clearwater, Fla., finally succumbing after nearly a three-year bout with the terminal lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

He was 69.

His death was preceded by more than 40 years of constant battle against the persistent pain of broken bones and severe trauma after jumping and crashing motorcycles like no man had ever done before. In addition, he fought to overcome the tremendous obstacles of diabetes, hepatitis C, a liver transplant, numerous surgeries and two strokes.

Knievel's legacy as America's Legendary Daredevil, Last of the Gladiators and King of the Stuntmen will undeniably live on among millions of fans, past, present and future. However, the memories of the man apart from his legend will live on even stronger in the hearts of his friends and family. Despite his well-known swagger of self-confidence, the legacy he wished for most of all was simply to be an inspiration.

"The fame of great men ought to be judged always by the means they used to acquire it." By this maxim, nothing will ever be able to take away or challenge the things accomplished by Evel Knievel.

Whether it was unmatched courage or just an absolute unwillingness to give in to fear, Robert Craig Knievel was a man's man through all the days of his life. He took great pride in the simply stated, yet most difficult to accomplish principles: Always living up to his word, never shirking the responsibility or consequences for his actions regardless of the personal risk, and never, not ever, failing to stop trying.

Knievel was born in Butte on Oct. 17, 1938, to Robert Edward and Ann (Keough) Knievel. He and his younger brother Nic were raised by the loving family of paternal grandparents Ignatius and Emma Knievel.

Growing up and living in Butte were some of the most valued times of his life. His fame took him far and wide across the country and even overseas, but Knievel never let go of the love and pride he had for his hometown.

Growing up in a blue- collar mining town, Knievel attended Butte public schools before serving in the Army Reserves. As a young man he was always an exceptional athlete, hard worker and determined individual. Knievel explored and excelled in many different professions, if only for a short time, before finding his calling as the ultimate daredevil.

During his prime as a bona fide celebrity, Knievel enjoyed his spoils to the highest. He loved fast cars, private airplanes, fancy yachts and the finest clothes and jewelry that money could buy. He was sought out by Hollywood and remained friends with many famous people until his death.

In the end, he had a few regrets, but he always sincerely strived to do the right thing. He never forgot who his real friends were. He never forgot his love for his family. And he never forgot the place from where he came, what he'd learned or what others had done to help him get to where he did. The red, white and blue for which he is famous were a tribute to his Butte character as much as they were for America. In his last years, one of the greatest honors was being able to share his hometown with his world of fans and to participate and take pride in the celebration of his annual event, "Evel Knievel Days." He dearly loved his grandchildren, and he always made it a point to stay in touch with the people he loved the most, his friends and family. And lastly, most important to him above all was his new-found faith in Jesus Christ. Just as he always took great care in surrounding himself with the best people he could depend upon to help him make his jumps during his motorcycle career, Knievel found his greatest friend of all in preparation for his final leap from life. He was profoundly happy that he gave his life to God, who comforted him and gave him the strength he needed to make it through the end.

Knievel is survived by his loyal friend and wife, Krystal Kennedy-Knievel, whom he married in 1999. She stood by his side through his greatest struggles with health until his death. His in-laws include Krystal's mother, Sylvia and her husband Wayne Croft; father, Glen Kennedy; and Krystal's sister, Shawn and husband Rory with their two children. He is also survived by his former wife and dear friend of 38 years, Linda Bork Knievel. Though they divorced, Linda and Evel had four children that all made them proud. Son, Kelly Knievel and daughter-in-law, Shelli with granddaughter, Lily; son, Robbie Knievel and granddaughters, Krysten and Karmen, with great-granddaughter, Analiese; daughter, Tracey and son-in-law Mitch McCloud with grandchildren, Josiah, Jesse, Melody, Cody, Cole, Casey and Dusty with wife, Rachel and great-granddaughter, Lucy; and his youngest daughter, Alicia with son-in-law, Matt Vincent and grandchildren, Madelyn, Jaicee, Rye; and his sixteenth grandchild expected this June. <snip> He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and his millions and millions of fans.

Public services will be held for family, friends and fans at the Butte Civic Center at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. A private Christian burial and graveside services will take place at the Mountain View Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EK was all about achievement & doing the imposible. A great American for sure. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn! did Evel write that obit himself?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what my brother thought who lives in Butte, America! The Crystal Cathedral's Robert Schuller (who I believe also buried Hubert H. Humphrey) is doing the service at the church.....um, I mean civic center.
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