Monday, December 03, 2007

'Rocket Man'

Evel Knievel lived an exciting life, but it took its toll.

Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel was 69. But it wasn't one of his stunts that cost Evel Knievel his life... it was all of them. Riddled with scars from his many attempted daredevil feats, Knievel's health had failed him the past few years. He suffered from diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis, that had scarred his lungs.

Knievel underwent a liver transplant in 1999 after nearly dying of hepatitis C -- which he believed he contracted through a blood transfusion from an earlier injury. He had also suffered two strokes in recently.

He will be missed especially during the annual "Evel Knievel Days" festival in Butte, Montana, his home town

I never met "Evel Knievel ", but I did actually meet his son Robbie who at one time was following in his footsteps doing motorcycle stunts.

In April this year, Knievel announced that he "believed in Jesus Christ" for the first time. He professed his personal faith in Christ at services in the Crystal Cathedral in California.

I think I will watch this movie tonight.
Join me !

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