Ryan Dunn, who pulled all kinds of stunts as co-star of MTV’s “Jackass,” is dead after a horrendous, late-night crash in his Porsche. Speed and drinking may have been factors.
The 34-year-old daredevil and an unnamed passenger in the car were both killed in the accident in Pennsylvania early this morning (Jun 20), according to authorities.
Johnny Knoxville, director Jeff Tremaine and “the entire ‘Jackass’ family” posted a joint statement on the Web site of Dickhouse Entertainment, which produced the show.
“I don’t really know what to say right now everybody, because the sadness is overwhelming, but today we lost one of our own. Our brother Ryan Dunn has passed,” the statement said.
Check out Ryan’s Twitter photos; click to enlarge.
He died in a car wreck in West Goshen, Pennsylvania this morning at 3 a.m. Goddamn, that’s tough to write,” it continued.
“Our hearts go out to his family and his beloved Angie. Ryan will be missed and remembered by us all. Thanks for the kind words of support everybody.”
April Margera,the mother of his ‘Jackass’ co-star and close friend Bam Margera, also confirmed his death to gossip site TMZ.
Ryan’s Porsche reportedly flew over a guardrail on Route 322 at around 3am, hitting a tree and bursting into flames, according to reports.
Images were later released showing a tow truck arriving to take away the remains of the vehicle.
It is not known who was driving the car.
Just a few hours before the accident, Ryan, who appeared in all of the “Jackass” movies, posted a picture on his twitter page of himself drinking with friends.
Ryan, who turned 34 just over a week ago, appeared alongside Bam in “Viva La Bam” and in his friend’s 2003 movie ‘Haggard’, as well as MTV show “Homewrecker.”
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