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Old 11-30-2007, 04:34 PM   #1
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Daredevil Evel Knievel dead at 69, R.I.P.

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Daredevil Evel Knievel dead at 69
Posted: Friday November 30, 2007 4:19PM;

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Evel Knievel, the hard-living motorcycle daredevil whose exploits 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 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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Wow Evel Knievel was so totally bad-ass. RIP Evel.
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Re: Daredevil Evel Knievel dead at 69, R.I.P.

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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.
My aunt worked for the liver transplant program at Tampa General Hospital where he had his liver transplant. He would contact her when she was on call if he had a question (about his medication, what he could eat or drink, etc.).
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He was like the first person I ever saw do an extreme sport.

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