Ryan Dunn, ‘Jackass’ star, dead at 34
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Ryan Dunn, whose crazy stunts were chronicled on MTV’s extreme series “Jackass,” died in a car accident early Monday morning near his home in Pennsylvania. He was 34.
‘We’re deeply saddened by the passing of a member of the MTV family, Ryan Dunn,’ MTV tweeted on Monday morning. ‘Our hearts and thoughts are with his friends and family.’
According to the West Goshen Police Department, Dunn’s 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 went off the road in West Goshen and was in flames. An unidentified passenger was also in the car. Dunn and the passenger died around 3 a.m. as a result of their injuries from accident. Excessive speed may have a contributing factor in the accident, police said.
On Monday morning, Johnny Knoxville, the head of the “Jackass” clan, tweeted: “Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn. My heart goes out to his family and his beloved Angie. RIP Ryan, I love you buddy.”
‘Jackass’ ’ Jason ‘Weeman’ Acuña tweeted Monday of Dunn: ‘I MISS YOU BUD!! You were always a happy kick-ass dude!!’
Dunn appeared in all three ‘Jackass’ films and even ventured outside the wild antics in projects including NBC’s ‘Law & Order: SVU’ and the straight-to-DVD film ‘Blonde Ambition,’ starring Jessica Simpson.
-- Yvonne Villarreal