18 items from 2011
Jackass star Bam Margera's Porsche was struck by another vehicle in Philadelphia on Thursday. The reality star's mother April Margera told The Philadelphia Enquirer that Bam's newly purchased car was side-swiped by a truck as he was stationary at a stop sign. The other driver said he'd been distracted by his Gps, but was excited to meet the Jackass stuntman, according to April. There were reportedly no injuries in the crash. Bam has yet to publicly respond to the incident (more) »
- By Justin Harp
They came to laugh, cry, and remember the good times. Family and close friends of Ryan Dunn gathered for a private memorial service at a West Chester, Penn., funeral home Wednesday to bid goodbye to the Jackass daredevil, who died tragically two days earlier in a fiery car crash that also killed his passenger, Zachary Hartwell. Among those in attendance were several of his Jackass costars. Bam Margera, who called Dunn his best friend, came with his wife, Melissa, and Johnny Knoxville took the podium to offer up recollections of his fellow prankster over the years. They were joined by It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia actors Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney and Bam's parents, Phil and April Margera, »
The toxicology report proved Dunn was intoxicated, AP reports. The stuntman posted a Twitter picture of himself drinking with friends just hours before the accident.
@BAM_MARGERA I just lost my best friend, I have been crying hysterically for a full day and piece of shit roger ebert has the gall to put in his 2 cents
@BAM_MARGERA About a jackass drunk driving and his is one, fuck you! Millions of people are crying right now, shut your fat fucking mouth!
To begin with, I offer my sympathy to Ryan Dunn's family and friends, and to those of Zachary Hartwell, who also died in the crash. I mean that sincerely. It is tragic to lose a loved one. I also regret that my tweet about the event was considered cruel. It was not intended as cruel. It was intended as true.
I have no way of knowing if Ryan Dunn was drunk at the time of his death. What I knew before posting my tweet was that not long before his death, he posted »
- Roger Ebert
After making a career out of performing insane stunts, Jackass star Ryan Dunn sadly passed away after a car accident in the early hours of Monday 20 June 2011. It was fellow Jackass star Bam Margera’s mother April Margera who confirmed Dunn's death. The crash occurred on Route 322 and New Street, Pennsylvania, where the car allegedly hit a tree and burst into flames. Another unidentified passenger was also killed. Jackass co-stars and close friends have been expressing their devastation on Twitter. Johnny Knoxville tweeted: "Today...
- Helena Jones
He's standing by his message, but Roger Ebert admits he may have said it too soon. Following a Tweet implying that the death of daredevil Ryan Dunn was linked to drunk driving - "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive," the film critic said - Ebert is offering his apologies to Dunn's fans, family and friends, including Dunn's Jackass costar Bam Margera. "I have no way of knowing if Ryan Dunn was drunk at the time of his death," Ebert, 69, writes on his Chicago Sun-Times blog. "I don't know what happened in this case, and I was probably too quick to Tweet. »
- Alison Schwartz
April Margera, mother of Dunn's "Jackass" co-star Bam, broke the news to Wmmr 93.3's "Preston and Steve" radio show Monday morning. The accident occurred at 3:00 Am on Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township, reports TMZ, where the car caught fire. An unidentified passenger also died in the crash.
Hours before the crash, »
Based on comments made by April Margera, mother of Dunn's "Jackass" co-star Bam Margera, it appears that Dunn and a passenger were both killed in car accident when his car hit a tree in West Goshen, Pennsylvania sometime between 2:30 and 3 a.m. this morning. The identity of the second victim is still unclear, though Dunn had posted a photo of himself out with friends two hours before his death.
Dunn was just 34 years old.
Dunn rose to fame as part of the "Jackass" crew on MTV, with perhaps his most famous stunt coming in 2002's "Jackass: The Movie" courtesy of a toy car and a great deal of chutzpah. He went on to appear in both sequels and appeared in several projects with Margera, including "Bam's World Domination" on SpikeTV. »
- Scott Harris
Ryan Dunn was “just starting to break out on his own. Everyone was really proud of him.” That’s how Philadelphia morning talk show host Preston Elliot, who co-hosts 93.3 Wmmr’s The Preston and Steve Show — which Dunn and his Jackass cohorts, many of whom hail from the region, often visited — is reflecting on the late star. (The 34-year-old died early in the early hours of Monday morning when he crashed his Porsche in West Goshen, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia. An unidentified passenger was also killed in the accident, which is still in preliminary investigation, but the West Goshen »
- Aly Semigran
The film and television actor apparently crashed his car around 3 a.m. Edt last night at the intersection of Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania. TMZ confirmed the death with April Margera, the mother of fellow "Jackass" star Bam Margera.
Though no official cause for the accident has been determined as of yet, Dunn posted this picture of him drinking on his Twitter account, shortly before the believed time of the accident.
There has been little word from Dunn's close friends and "Jackass" collaborators since the accident. Bam Margera, Johnny Knoxville, and Steve-o are all yet to have said anything about his passing on Twitter.
However, Jason 'Weeman' Acuna did post about about his friend's passing.
You can see his and other celebrity reaction below, as well as MTV's official tweet on Dunn's passing. »
- The Huffington Post
According to TMZ, the accident occurred at 3 a.m. on Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township. While it's unknown who was driving at the time, an unidentified passenger also died in the crash. April Margera, the mother of Dunn's "Jackass" co-star Bam, broke the news to Wmmr 93.3's "Preston and Steve" radio show.
In the last photo Dunn posted to Twitter, he and two friends are seen drinking what may be alcoholic beverages. TMZ also reported that the car caught fire in the crash. A tow truck was later sent to the scene to remove the car. A photo obtained by an NBC affiliate in Pennsylvania, showed the wrecked car on the side of the road. As of press time, no further information was known about the accident. »
- Jocelyn Vena
Ryan Dunn, one of the stars of MTV's Jackass, has died in a car crash, he was 34 years old.NBC Philadelphia reports that Dunn and another passenger died in a 3 a.m crash at Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania. According to local police, the car flew over the guardrail, slammed into a tree and burst into flames. Another passenger in the car was also killed. The news of the death was confirmed by April Margera, mother of "Jackass" star Bam, in an interview with a local radio show. TMZ also confirmed with Margera. TMZ reported that Dunn posted to Twitter a photo of himself drinking with friends just hours before the crash; it has since been removed. »
The Jackass family is dealing with a shocking loss. Ryan Dunn, who costarred in all three Jackass films, was killed in an early morning car crash today in a Philadelphia suburb. Police in West Goshen Township, Pa., confirm to E! News that the bearded daredevil and a passenger in his 2007 Porsche perished after the car flew off the road and burst into flames. Authorities say speed may have been a factor. In a statement on Twitter, MTV said the network was in mourning. "We're deeply saddened by the passing of a member of the MTV family, Ryan Dunn," the message. "Our hearts and thoughts are with his friends and family." April Margera, the mother of »
Whatever you think of Jackass, or its army of copy-cats (despite the disclaimers), the news today that star Ryan Dunn has sadly been killed in a car crash is likely to be met with a huge response around the world.
According to TMZ – who had the news confirmed by April Margera (mother of co-star and friend Bam) Dunn and another as yet unidentified person were both killed in the crash at around 3.30am in West Goshen Township, Pennsylviania, when the car that they were travelling in left the road, hit a tree and burst into flames. It reamins unconfirmed who was driving, or the exact circumstances surrounding the crash.
Somewhat chillingly, that site also ran with the two images below – the first, which Dunn posted himself on Twitter of the 34 year old drinking with two friends a few hours before the crash, and the second the jarring image of the »
- Simon Gallagher
Ryan Dunn, one of the stars of MTV's "Jackass," has died in a car crash. He was 34. NBC Philadelphia reports that Dunn and another passenger died in a 3 a.m crash at Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania.
TMZ reported that Dunn posted to Twitter a photo of himself drinking with friends just hours before the crash; it has since been removed. »
- Jordan Zakarin
According to a phone call dialed in by April Margera (mother of Bam Margera) into Preston and Steve's radio show this morning, Jackass star Run Dunn died this morning in a car crash in West Goshen, Pa.
So it goes, based off the picture below, Dunn lost control of the vehicle at some point around 3:30 am this morning (Monday June 20th) on Route 322. There aren't many other details at the moment. Here's a photograph of the accident (I don't want to make any assumptions, but based off of the look of the car, I'd wager that he died on impact):
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- JT Langley
Filed under: Movie News, Hot Topic
From PopEater: 'Jackass' star Ryan Dunn died early Monday in a Pennsylvania car crash. April Margera, the mother of a fellow 'Jackass' dare devil, Bam Margera, confirmed to TMZ that Dunn was killed in the car wreck that also left one other, who has yet to be identified, dead.
The 34-year-old was a part of the 'Jackass' film franchise -- often pulling off eyebrow raising stunts to the delight of his fellow thrill-seeking buddies.
Just hours before his death, Dunn tweeted photo of himself and two pals -- documenting their night out, beer and cigarette in hand.
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- PopEater Editors
Dunn and an unidentified friend died in the crash, though it's unconfirmed who was driving. The car also caught fire in the crash, and the burned wreckage was towed from the scene.
According to reports, EMTs had trouble identifying the bodies due to severe burns, but Dunn was identified due to the tattoos on his chest.
The incident happened at around 3 a.m., when they crashed along Route 322. TMZ confirmed the news with the mother of his "Jackass" co-star Bam Margera, April Margera, who called a local radio show with the news.
18 items from 2011
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