Motorcycling Loses An Icon
We'll never forget his cool one-piece jumpsuit or flair for showmanship, but the godfather of two-wheel daredevils, Evel Knievel, has died. According to the Associated Press, the white-and-blue-spangled motorcycle daredevil died Friday, November 30, in Clearwater, Florida. He was 69. Knievel's eye-popping stunts, which included a jump over Idaho's Snake River Canyon, made him an international icon in the 1970s. Knievel's death was confirmed by his granddaughter, Krysten. He had been in failing health for years. Longtime friend and promoter Billy Rundel said, "It's been coming for years, but you just don't expect it. Superman just doesn't die, right?"