Join Facebook to connect with Kevin Robinson and others you may know. His father was an electrical utility worker. He was the kind of person who wanted to see his friends happy, successful and in love because anything he had, he wanted to share. Our producers decided I would interview him at the bottom of the Big Air ramp before his final run and then, as he made his way back to the top of the ramp, they'd run a highlight reel of his greatest tricks. They were so in synch -- the way they looked at each other, the way they talked about each other, the way they fit so effortlessly together. He was warm and compassionate and a relentless tough-ass. During his 25 years as a professional rider, Robinson, widely known as K-Rob, consistently pushed the boundaries of BMX freestyle, in which athletes perform intricate, high-flying stunts on minute bicycles with different obstacles. He practiced martial arts, competed in bodybuilding and taught self-defense. Her mother was from an upper-class German Jewish … Kevin had the most incredible family, and he made sure you knew that, too. At the time, he was serving double duty as a competitor and analyst for ESPN and the X Games, and as the day drew closer, we started discussing in TV production meetings how we would celebrate his career during the broadcast. He was subsequently cast in Comanche Moon (2008) now in post-production, in This Christmas (2007) now filming, The Apostles (2008) in pre-production and Caught on Tape (2011) now in production. “I embrace failure,” Robinson said. Robinson introduced the double flair at the X Games in 2006. Kevin Robinson salutes the X Games Los Angeles crowd following his last run as a competitive athlete in 2013. Kevin Robinson, a BMX freestyle star who in 2006 became the first known rider to land a double flair — a double back flip with a half twist that many other BMX riders considered impossible — and who set world records by soaring 27 feet above a ramp and back-flipping 84 feet on his bicycle, died on Dec. 9 in Barrington, R.I. K-Rob was a hugger. When both men were posthumously diagnosed with CTE and he began to understand the lasting effects of head trauma, he became vigilant about his own brain health and a voice for concussion awareness. All rights reserved. Kevin Robinson, who said his approach to BMX riding was “a matter of repetition,” set a record when he soared 27 feet above a ramp in Central Park in 2008. “The minute I felt my tires hit the ramp, the minute I knew that I was riding away, there’s no amount of money, there’s no trophy, there’s no award that can take the place of that moment. I want him to feel proud of himself for carving out a life and a career that wasn't mapped out for him. Kevin was the youngest of seven, but he was a big brother to so many. “It’s a matter of repetition and just doing it over and over again to make yourself comfortable with it,” he said in one televised interview. During his TEDx talk, Robinson noted the toll that BMX had taken on his body, including 45 orthopedic operations, 22 broken bones and a hip replacement. He was the kind of person who wanted to see his friends happy, successful and in love because anything he had, he wanted to share. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Sesame Street: Wild Words and Outdoor Adventures. Police were called when neighbors reported a woman having sex with her pit bull in her backyard in broad daylight. Kevin Robinson earned gold medals in the X Games and was famous for his high-flying jumps. He specialized in riding ramps and strove to go higher and farther than other riders. In a TEDx talk in 2016, Robinson said that he “became fixated on it,” then spent three years and endured multiple injuries trying to land the trick.