Death Finally Catches Up With Evel Knievel

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Is Kanye West the grim reaper?

Just days after settling a trademark infringement suite with Kanye West, legendary motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel has passed away. What’s more shocking than Knievel’s death is the fact that he was still alive.

He inspired a generation of kids (me included) to get out on their bikes and build their own ramps and jump things. He was also the original “reality television” and his stunts make the Jackass gang look like pussies. He was one-of-a-kind and very much a man of his times. That time came and went, yet he managed to keep his brittle bag of bones alive and vibrant decades longer than he probably deserved to. Kenievel’s last picture was the one above, but to me he’ll always be this guy…

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Video of that near fatal jump over the fountain at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas below the break…

Then there was Evel’s jump over the Snake River…

Man On The Scene (Well, 100 Miles From The Scene)
File this under "Unsurprising"