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.
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Knievel Takes His Final Leap
11/30/2007 6:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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