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Evel Knievel dies at 69



Tbdevelknievel120307 In case you haven't read it elsewhere:

Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel, the world famous motorcycle stunt rider who lived in the Clearwater area, died today at 69.

Knievel's death was confirmed by his granddaughter, Krysten Knievel. He had been in failing health for years, suffering from diabetes and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable condition that scarred his lungs.

Knievel had undergone a liver transplant in 1999 after nearly dying of hepatitis C, likely contracted through a blood transfusion after one of his bone-shattering spills.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:28am]


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