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Tryst

Evil Knievel

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Evil Knievel died today at 69 years old from hepatitis C contracted from a blood transfusion, as well as diabetes and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

 

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local/st...83-01fc0eef328f

 

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel has died.

 

His granddaughter, Krysten Knievel, has confirmed the death.

 

Knievel had been in failing health for years, suffering from diabetes and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable condition that scarred his lungs. He 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.

 

Knievel was 69.

 

Damn that janitor bastard beat me by a few minutes...

 

His death comes just two days after it was announced that he and rapper Kanye West had settled a federal lawsuit over the use of Knievel's trademarked image in a popular West music video.

 

Knievel was best known for a failed 1974 attempt to jump an Idaho canyon on a rocket-powered cycle and a spectacular crash at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. He suffered nearly 40 broken bones before he retired in 1980. 

 

 

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Forty

Indeed sir.

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GTA3Rockstar

I saw it on Runey's MSN display and was like "NO!" and indeed it is. sad.gif

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