Is Evel Knievel Living or Dead?

Has American daredevil, painter, entertainer Evel Knievel died? Or is he still alive?

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American daredevil, painter, entertainer

Evel Knievel is ...

Born 17 Oct 1938 in Butte
Died 30 Nov 2007 in Clearwater
Age69 years, 1 month
Causeidiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Evel Knievel
Evel Knievel
This is daredevil Evel Knievel photographed in front of his house in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, circa 197?, by Bill Wolf. He lived across the street from Lani Wolf, my oldest friend (our parents were friends and we "met" as infants). Now Lani lives in Oakland. She came across this while moving and sent it to me this week.

About Evel Knievel

Robert Craig "Bob" Knievel Jr. (; October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007), professionally Evel Knievel, was an American stunt performer, painter, entertainer, and international icon. Over the course of his career, he attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps; in 1974, he failed an attempted canyon jump across Snake River Canyon in the Skycycle X-2, a steam-powered rocket. Knievel was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999. He died of pulmonary disease in Clearwater, Florida in 2007, aged 69.

He is also known as Robert Craig Knievel.


Knievel died in Clearwater, Florida, on November 30, 2007, aged 69. He had been suffering from diabetes and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis for many years. A longtime friend reported that Knievel had trouble breathing while at his residence in Clearwater, but died on the way to the hospital. The friend said, "It's been coming for years, but you just don't expect it. Superman just doesn't die, right?"

In one of his last interviews, Knievel told Maxim magazine: