Evel Knievel was brought by hearse to Butte, Montana, accompanied by fireworks

Evel Knievel was brought by hearse to Butte, Montana, accompanied by fireworks

 

Motorcycle legend Evel Knievel's body arrives in Montana

By Ben Purvis -

General news

 10 December 2007 09:58

A fireworks display accompanied the arrival of the body of motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel as his hearse reached Butte, Montana last night (Sunday, December 9, 2007) in preparation for his funeral today.

The motorcycle legend died on November 30 after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis, a condition that causes hardening of the lungs.

Evel Knievel will be buried at 11am (6pm GMT) after a service held at the 17,000-seat Butte Civic Arena. His coffin was carried into the Arena last night, accompanied by his wife Krystal Kennedy-Knievel.