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"Evel Knievel dies at 69"

Original article found in the Star Tribune.

The spectacular daredevil Evel Knievel died on Friday, Nov. 30 of natural causes. He had health problems for some time before Friday, but on Friday he was having trouble breathing and died before he made it to the hospital.

Over the years Knievel has been known to attempt some the of the craziest stunts ever-all on his motorcycle. He could have died several times. He failed in completing several jumps including when he tried to jump over the fountain outside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and when he jumped over Idaho's Snake River Canyon.

During his career, he broke 40 bones, put himself into a coma, and ended up with an infinite amount of bruises. He was an incredible showman and always wore red, white and blue. He finally retired in 1980.

Knievel lived in Butte, Montana.