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    Evel Knievel has died at 69...

    By MITCH STACY, Associated Press Writer 16 minutes ago

    CLEARWATER, Fla. - Evel Knievel, the red-white-and-blue-spangled motorcycle daredevil whose jumps over crazy obstacles including Greyhound buses, live sharks and Idaho's Snake River Canyon made him an international icon in the 1970s, died Friday. He was 69.

    Knievel's death was confirmed by his granddaughter, Krysten Knievel. He had been in failing health for years, suffering from diabetes and 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.

    Longtime friend and promoter Billy Rundel said Knievel had trouble breathing at his Clearwater condominium and died before an ambulance could get him to a hospital.

    "It's been coming for years, but you just don't expect it. Superman just doesn't die, right?" Rundel said.

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    Re: Evel Knievel has died at 69...

    RIP EK.
    I enjoyed watching his stuff as a kid.
    One tough guy.
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    Re: Evel Knievel has died at 69...

    In the end what you don't surrender, well the world just strips away

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    Re: Evel Knievel has died at 69...

    R.I.P

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    Re: Evel Knievel has died at 69...

    Question for you all....
    I notice when someone dies you all seem to put RIP (Rest in peace) on your posts. Could someone explain to mean what that means or is it just something you write to look good without knowing what it means?
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    Re: Evel Knievel has died at 69...

    The man that has defied death time and time again is dead.
    Almost has a sad sense of irony to it

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    Re: Evel Knievel has died at 69...

    Sad news.. i remember having an EK wind-up bike toy when i was a kid, the guy was a legend.

    May he RIP.

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    Re: Evel Knievel has died at 69...

    I had all of the Evil knievil toys:

    The super stunt cycle
    the funny car
    The big RV for all of the evel stuff


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    They were fun as hell

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    Re: Evel Knievel has died at 69...

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    Question for you all....
    I notice when someone dies you all seem to put RIP (Rest in peace) on your posts. Could someone explain to mean what that means or is it just something you write to look good without knowing what it means?
    It is a prayer for the recently deceased that they may be allowed to rest peacefully & not suffer or be tormented until their judgement day.

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    Re: Evel Knievel has died at 69...

    "singersp" wrote:
    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    Question for you all....
    I notice when someone dies you all seem to put RIP (Rest in peace) on your posts. Could someone explain to mean what that means or is it just something you write to look good without knowing what it means?
    It is a prayer for the recently deceased that they may be allowed to rest peacefully & not suffer or be tormented until their judgement day.
    It's what the Undertaker says after every WWE interview.

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