LAS VEGAS – American stunt performer Robbie Knievel, son of the legendary Evel Knievel, has reportedly died in Nevada at the age of 60.
Robbie died early Friday morning at a Reno hospice after a battle with pancreatic cancer, his brother, Kelly Knievel, told The Associated Press.
Robbie set records as a stunt performer with daredevil motorcycle jumps, including at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 1989 and again about a decade later in the Grand Canyon, according to the AP.
The AP reported that Robbie followed in the footsteps of his father, Evel Knievel. Evel died in 2007 in Clearwater, Florida.
Evel almost died from injuries he sustained when he crashed his motorcycle during a jump over the Caesars Palace fountains in 1967. Robbie finished that jump for him in 1989.
Robbie also jumped over limousines in 1998 at the Tropicana Hotel, in between two buildings at the Jockey Club in 1999, and a jump in front of a volcano attraction at the Mirage on New Year’s Eve 2008, according to the AP.
Robbie completed a motorcycle leap over a 220-foot chasm at an Indian reservation near the Grand Canyon in 1999 as something he said his father always wanted to do but never got to, the AP reported. Robbie broke his leg during the jump after his motorcycle crash landed.
Kelly told the AP that Robbie will be buried with other family members in Butte, Montana.