December 10, 2003

Asian 'Evel Knievel' dies at age 50

POST #    629

***Another entry brought to you by guest writer, Justin.***

Sadly, Ko Shou-Liang, known as the 'Asian Evel Knievel', has passed away in Taiwan. Called ‘Xiao Hei’ by his many followers, he died after an all-night drinking binge - the official cause of death was an ‘alcohol induced asthma attack.' Like Evel Knievel, Shou-Liang was famous for his motorcycle stunts, and his greatest achievement was jumping a motorcycle across the Yellow River in China in 1990.

While heavy drinking is obviously a prerequisite for performing death-defying stunts, alcohol poisoning is certainly not the way that any daredevil wants to go. At this time, it is unknown if Shou-Liang was drinking from a diamond-encrusted walking stick filled with Sake on the night of his death (Evel Knievel is famous for his wild-turkey filled walking stick).

Obviously, this is a tragic loss for Asia and the entire daredevil community, and our thoughts go out to all of Shou-Liang's fans, friends, and family.

Our thanks go out to Jim Rome for breaking this terrible story.

Posted by Justin in Sports at 5:57 PM

 

 

alchohol induced asthma attack? i hope this sort of condition isn't too common amongst asians...

Posted by: calvin at December 11, 2003 11:19 AM

yeah, otherwise you would be in serious, serious, serious, serious, serious, serious, serious, serious, serious, serious, serious, serious, serious, serious, serious, serious, serious, serious, trouble.

Posted by: tien at December 11, 2003 2:10 PM

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