The second-generation daredevil passed away in Nevada, after a battle with pancreatic cancer, after spending his last few days in hospice care.
He started jumping his bike when he was just 4 years old, going on to perform more than 350 jumps in his stuntman career.
Born Robert Edward Knievel II in Montana, in 1962, as one of four children, following in his fathers footsteps he first performed aged 8 years old at New York City’s Madison Square Garden alongside his father.
Robert successfully jumped the fountains at Caesars Palace in 1989, something his father attempted to do in the past but didn’t manage to succeed.
Roberts father died in November 2007 at age 69. He performed his final stunt in 2011 in Coachella, California, jumping 50 feet above tractor-trailer trucks at the Spotlight 29 Casino.
Knievel is survived by his daughters, Kamen and Krysten , and his grandchildren, Annalise and Kane.