Evel Knievel
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"Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel" was an American Stunt performer/daredevil, painting/painter, entertainer, and international icon. In his career, he attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps List of Evel Knievel career jumps/between 1965 and 1980, and in 1974, a failed jump across Snake River Canyon (Idaho)/Snake River Canyon in the Skycycle X-2, a steam-powered rocket. He suffered more than 433 bone fractures in his career, thereby earning an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the survivor of "most bones broken in a lifetime". Knievel died of pulmonary disease in Clearwater, Florida, aged 69. In his obituary in British newspaper The Times, Knievel was described as one of the greatest American icons of the 1970s. Knievel was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999.

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We are awaiting a donor of a liver that will be a suitable match for my blood type, O positive, the most common type in this nation.

The guy is nuts. I am not involved with him.

Buddy puts his nose to the ground and gets things done. He came up the hard way, and nobody gave anything to him. I have lots of respect for him for that.

In the old days they, the promoters, wanted more and more from me. They wanted me to jump or spill my blood and break my bones. Every time they wanted me to jump further, and further, and further. Hell, they thought my bike had wings.