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    Default Legendary daredevil Evel Knievel dies

    "Evel" Knievel, arguably the world's most famous daredevil motorcycle rider, has died, according to his official Web site. He was 69.

    Born in Montana as Robert Craig Knievel Jr., the stuntman extraordinaire rose to fame in the 1960s and became synonymous with high-flying attempts to clear impossible obstacles on his two-wheeler.

    Only two days before his death, it was reported that Knievel and Kanye West amicably settled a federal lawsuit that the stuntman brought last year over the use of Knievel's trademarked image in a video for Kanye's song "Touch the Sky." In it, West took on the persona of "Evel Kanyevel" and tries to jump a rocket-powered motorcycle over a canyon an apparent nod to Knievel's failed attempt to jump Idaho's Snake River Canyon in 1974.

    According to the Associated Press, Knievel and West recently met in the motorcycle legend's Clearwater, Fla., condo, and Knievel also expressed concern for West, who was mourning the loss of his mother who died suddenly earlier this month.

    "I know he's had some tough times the past few weeks, and I hope things work out," Knievel was quoted as saying.

    Legendary Daredevil Evel Knievel Dies - Tributes, Evel Knievel : People.com

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    Nooooooooooooo. I loved his stuff when I was a little girl.
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    R.I.P. Evel.

    Although it does seem like a wierd coincidence that Kanye & Evel were going through legal issues, they settle it, Kanye's mom dies, and then Evel dies.

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    Wow I thought he was older than 69. RIP.
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    Yeah just read this on CNN.
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    aww i remember him jumping all kinds of crazy shit when i was young
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    That's so awful! My Dad just interviewed him a week ago. Knievel said he had pulmonary fibrosis - no one lives long once they're diagnosed.
    I saw a film today, oh boy.

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    RIP Evel. Truly a legend.
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    May he rest in peace...

    Sadly, you know talk about a biopic and casting will suffice before his funeral wakes.

    It happened to James Brown (Spike Lee) only a few days after his passing. Thats Hollywood for you.

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    Evil was a complete bastard who was a total asshole to his children (and everyone else around him). I wonder how far you'd have to dig to pull something out that sheds his character in a favorable light.

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