PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former professional BMX rider who set a world record for the longest power-assisted bicycle backflip has died.
The wife of Rhode Island native Kevin "K-Rob" Robinson tells The Providence Journal her husband suffered an apparent stroke Saturday. He was 45.
Robin Adams Robinson says the death was unexpected.
Kevin Robinson earned gold medals in the X Games and retired from competition in 2013.
He jumped 84 feet in Providence last year, setting a world record.
The East Providence native created the nonprofit K-Rob Foundation to improve children's lives in his hometown and surrounding communities. He built East Providence's first free public skate park.
Robinson visited schools to talk about perseverance and created a protective clothing line for children.
He lived in Barrington with his wife and three children.