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Knievel Takes His Final Leap

11/30/2007 6:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Evel KnievelDaredevil 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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WhiteFox    

Nice one thanks the for the good info!!!!!!!

2417 days ago
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Tricia    

RIP Evel

2487 days ago
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a.v.    

No wonder he made his peace with that bum Kanye.

2487 days ago
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windy    

dats sad.

2487 days ago
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matt    

fAIRWELL OLD MAN RIP
YOU GAVE ME LOTS OF GOOD TIMES

2487 days ago
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Merry Christmas    

At least he made peace with Kanye before departing.

RIP Evil! Your legend will live on. You were definitely one in a million.

2487 days ago
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Dawn Day    

It's about time y'all reported on this.

R.I.P.

2487 days ago
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blackberry_curve@yahoo.com    

Who cares?? :-p

2487 days ago
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Woody    

You gave me sooo much joy as a young boy! Happy trip to heaven old friend!!

2487 days ago
10.

free4all    

R.I.P. Evil

You will be missed.

2487 days ago
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stoopit    

TMZ learn how to spell the man's name...

EVEL KNIEVEL

you jackasses

2487 days ago
12.

Dawn    

Rest in Peace Evel!

2487 days ago
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bboutdoorsman    

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES EVEL... R. I. P.
MANY GREAT CHILDHOOD MOMENTS YOU GAVE ME. YOU WERE AND ALWAYS WILL BE ONE OF MY REAL-LIFE SUPERHEROES!!!!!!!!

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY.

2487 days ago
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dirty white boy.    

#7 YOU ARE AN ASS. He was a 70's icon..

2487 days ago
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ZZZZZZZ    

GOD SPEED!! You Da Man EVIL!! Will be missed. R.I.P.

2487 days ago
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