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Robbie Knievel, son of the intrepid Evel Knievel, has died at the age of 60

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Robbie Knievel gives a thumbs up after jumping on a train at the Texas Railroad State Park in Palestine, Texas, on February 23, 2000.

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Robbie Knievel, son of the legendary stuntman Evel KnievelHis brother, Kelly Knievel, died at the age of 60. Robbie Knievel died of pancreatic cancer after being in a hospice for three days.

“It was expected,” his brother told CBS News. “He was in Reno with his three daughters by his side.”

Known as “Captain Robbie Knievel,” Robbie Knievel had a career dashing career with 350 jumps and 20 world records, according to his official bio. website. His brother, Knievel, said he was married once and divorced.

“Horribles don’t live an easy life,” his brother said. “But that’s what they do.”

Kelly Knievel said his brother should be remembered for what he did best.

“It was very reckless,” he said. “If you look at his jumps, that’s what he has to be known for. It’s what I like to do.”

Evel Knievel passed away in 2007 at the age of 69 after years of battling diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis.

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