Death of stuntman 'Evel' Knievel
Evel Knievel, the motorcycle stuntman whose daredevil exploits made him an international icon, has died in Florida. He was 69 and had been suffering from pulmonary fibrosis for some years. By the time of his retirement, he had broken almost forty bones, including his back seven times, spent at least a month in a coma in 1968 and nearly died a number of times. Robert Craig Knievel had retired in 1981.