The daredevil Evel Knievel died at the age of 69. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Famed daredevil motorcyclist and cultural icon who jumped over 50 cars at the L.A. Coliseum. He was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for having “the most broken bones in a lifetime” after failing to jump Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket.
He was born Robert Craig Knievel, Jr. In 1959, he married Linda Bork, with whom he had sons, Robbie and Kelly, and girls, Tracey and Alicia. In 1999, he’d remarry to Krystal Kennedy for two years before divorcing in 2001.
“I love the feeling of the fresh air on my face and the wind blowing through my hair.” (Evel Knievel)
“I decided to fly through the air and live in the sunlight and enjoy life as much as I could.” (Evel Knievel)
“If you don’t know about pain and trouble, you’re in sad shape. They make you appreciate life.” (Evel Knievel)
“I wish there was such a thing as reincarnation.” (Evel Knievel)
“You are the master of your own ship, pal. There are lots of people who fall into troubled waters and don’t have the guts or the knowledge or the ability to make it to shore. They have nobody to blame but themselves.” (Evel Knievel)