Robbie Knievel, son of Evel Knievel, died at the age of 60 after a long illness

Robbie Knievel, son of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel, passed away early Friday. He was 60 years old.

Knievel spent his final days in hospice care after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to TMZ.

The stunt master, also known as “Captain Robbie Knievel”, has been following in his father’s footsteps since he was young, performing at Madison Square Garden at the age of eight, New York Post reports.

He began jumping on his bike when he was just four years old, and has gone on to perform over 350 jumps in his acrobatic career.

Knievel set 20 records for his jumps, including successfully jumping from the fountains at Caesars Palace in 1989 – something his father had tried to do in the past but was unsuccessful.

Other infamous stunts by the daredevil included the Limousine 30 jump, the Grand Canyon jump and the USS Intrepid jump.

Knievel, whose father died in November 2007 at the age of 69, performed his last stunt in 2011 in Coachella, California, jumping 15 meters over tractor trucks at Spotlight 29 Casino.

He also gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at his stunts and the setups that went into them at the 2005 “Knievel’s Wild Ride” show.

Knievel is survived by two daughters, Christine and Carmen, and two grandchildren, Annalize and Ken.

This article originally appeared in the New York Post and is republished with permission

Originally published as Robbie Knievel, son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60 after a long illness

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