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Robbie Knievel passes away at 60; memorial service planned in Butte

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Jan 13, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-13 19:13:16-05

BUTTE – Robbie Knievel, daredevil and son of Butte native Evel Knievel, died from pancreatic cancer at age 60.

Robbie Knievel’s brother, Kelly Knievel, confirmed his brother’s death and said there will be a service in Butte.

Robbie Knievel died of pancreatic cancer after being in hospice for three days.

"It was expected," Kelly Knievel told CBS News. "He was in Reno with his three daughters by his side."

Robbie Knievel will be buried in the family plot at Mountain View Cemetery in Butte.

No date has been set for the funeral service.

Robbie Knievel was the son of Evel Knievel and his first wife, Linda.

Robbie Knievel followed his father’s path of performing death-defying motorcycle stunts under the moniker Kaptain Robbie Knievel.

“Robbie was a great daredevil and, you know, he lived to entertain people and lived for the spotlight, you know, a daredevil’s life is not easy…what else is there to say? The guy lived hard and he’s gone, we’ll all miss him,” Kelly Knievel told MTN News.

Evel Knievel died in 2007 at the age of 69 after years of battling diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis.

- information from CBS News included in this report.