Robert Knievel II Death – Robbie Knievel, the son of Evel Knievel and Robert Edward Knievel II, also known as Kaptain Robbie Knievel, has passed away at the age of sixty. Robbie Knievel was also known by his father’s stage name, Robert Edward Knievel II.
The stuntman, who had fought pancreatic cancer for a significant amount of time, passed away early Friday morning in the presence of his daughters Krysten and Karmen, who were receiving hospice care alongside him.
Robbie Knievel was strikingly similar to his famous father, Evel Knievel. As a stunt performer, Robbie Knievel followed in his father Evel Knievel’s footsteps.
As early as the age of four, Robbie was already jumping his bike, and by the time he was eight, he made his debut at Evel Knievel’s act at Madison Square Garden. When he was 12 years old, he accompanied his father on tour and participated in the pre-jump presentations at the venues they visited.
After that, Robbie Knievel went on to perform over 350 jumps throughout his career, of which he set world records for 20 of them. The accomplishment of successfully leaping the fountains at Caesars Palace in 1989 is one of the most unforgettable moments in his life because it was something that his father had attempted in the past but was unsuccessful at.
In 1999, Robbie made a bungee jump over the Grand Canyon; however, he injured his leg after collapsing after the 228-foot jump. Robbie performed his last stunt in 2011, when he leapt 150 feet above tractor-trailer vehicles at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, California. This was his final stunt.
Robbie also starred in the short-lived show “Knievel’s Wild Ride” in 2005, which provided viewers with a glimpse behind the scenes of how he and his crew prepared for his daring exploits. The show was canceled after only one season.
Robbie Knievel’s birth took place on May 7, 1962, and his passing occurred on January 13, 2023. A terrible tragedy for everyone in the stunt business and all of those who cared about him.