Friday, November 30, 2007
Evel Knievel Has Died
Daredevil Evel Knievel died Friday, said his granddaughter. He was 69. He had reportedly been in failing health for years, suffering from diabetes and a condition that caused scarring in his lungs. Knievel underwent a liver transplant in 1999 after nearly dying of Hepatitis C. We're told he likely contracted the disease from a blood transfusion after one of his infamous spills. Evel's rep tells TMZ, "The world has lost a one of a kind human being. Someone like this we'll never never see again." His rep told us that he had just spoken to Evel yesterday, and he wasn't feeling well.