Famous For: Being probably the most famous and recognizable daredevil (not counting Matt Murdock). Jumping over anything that he could think of in his bike, including (but not limited to) sharks, rivers, vehicles, buildings or any combination of those things. His signature red, white and blue costume has inspired kids everywhere (including Bart Simpson) to break their bones with the aid of bikes and other vehicles for decades. Also, the only person in this universe called "Evel" without actually being evil.
Cause of Death: I don't care what the official cause is, we all know he drove his bike one last time into the horizon, right into a ramp, up up and down down into the middle of the Grand Canyon. But the news says he had been suffering from diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis.