How Did Evel Knievel Son Die?
What can you remember about Evel Knievel ?
Evel Knievel died today at the age of 69. I have never been to one of his shows, However, I have seen his stunts before on T.V. As dangerous as they were, they were still very awsome.
Evel Knievel is an American icon. He was a wild hellion daredevil long before Xgames and extreme sports. He tried to jump over the Snake River Canyon in a rocket motorcycle and although failed,lived to tell of it. His colors were red, white and blue and he was All-American to every broken bone in his body. In a time when all there was to talk about was war and Nixon, Ford ,Carter and Regan, there was also the latest Evil Knievel stunt. We may have only had three channels to watch but every person in America tuned in to see what he would do next. His crashes were legendary. It is unbelievable that he lived through any of them. He was certainly not an angel, but he was America, in all its glory, and pride, even when he crashed and burned. They would prop him up and he would proudly proclaim that this was the greatest country in the world.
When you die while suing someone, does the lawsuit continue?
Okay so here is the situation. I'm going to provide an example in the media today. Evel Knievel just announced a few days ago that Kanye West settled the lawsuit Evel had against him. Now Evel is dead. But let's say that Kanye didn't settle and the lawsuit was going to go to court--- Now that Evel is dead, would the lawsuit be dropped? Or does his estate now take over?
MG is correct. It probably would continue inter vivos. There are some factors to consider-- for instance the nature of the lawsuit. Generally the estate will continue the suit.
In other in other words, the litigator in your example would be the estate of Evel against Kanye West. It happens all the time.
How did Evil Knievel die?
How and when did he die?
In the late 1990s, Knievel's health began declining steadily. Knievel had a life-saving liver transplant in February 1999 as a result of suffering the long-term effects from Hepatitis C. He contracted the disease after one of the numerous blood transfusions he received prior to 1992. In 2005, he was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable and terminal lung disease that required him to be on supplemental oxygen 24 hours a day. In 2006, Evel had an internal morphine pain pump surgically implanted to help him with the excruciating pain in his deteriorated lower back, one of the costs of incurring so many traumas over the course of his career as a daredevil. He also had two strokes since 2005, but neither left him with severe debilitation.
Sister project Wikinews has related news: Daredevil Evel Knievel dies at age 69
Knievel died in Clearwater, Florida on November 30, 2007, aged 69. He had been suffering from diabetes and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis for many years. A longtime friend reported that Knievel had trouble breathing while at his residence in Clearwater, but died before the ambulance could reach the hospital. "It's been coming for years, but you just don't expect it. Superman just doesn't die, right?" In one of his last interviews, he told Maxim Magazine, "You can’t ask a guy like me why [I performed]. I really wanted to fly through the air. I was a daredevil, a performer. I loved the thrill, the money, the whole macho thing. All those things made me Evel Knievel. Sure, I was scared. You gotta be an asshole not to be scared. But I beat the hell out of death."
About Evel Knievel?
Never mind I answered my own question! #4 was the closest
Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel, Jr. (pronounced /ˈiːvəl kɨˈniːvəl/) (October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007) was an American motorcycle daredevil, an entertainer famous in the United States and elsewhere between the late 1960s and early 1980s. Knievel's nationally televised motorcycle jumps, including his 1974 attempt to jump Snake River Canyon at Twin Falls, Idaho, represent four of the twenty most-watched ABC's Wide World of Sports events to date. His achievements and failures, including his record forty broken bones, earned him several entries in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Evel Knievel died...comments?
I was so sorry to hear it after all he was only 69. He is definitely an icon of his time and I think that he really helped to get people to give more respect to the motorcycle.
I am sure he is now riding high and happy wherever he may be.