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'Jackass' Star Ryan Dunn Tragically Killed in Car Accident at Age 34

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June 20, 2011
Source: TMZ

Ryan Dunn

After partaking in plenty of hilarious yet foolish stunts on MTV's television series turned film franchise known the world round, Jackass star Ryan Dunn has sadly passed away. However, it wasn't the crazy antics of the stunt crew that resulted in his passing, but as TMZ has confirmed with Bam Marger'a mother, a car crash late last night is the cause of death. A car with Dunn and an unidentified passenger slammed into a tree and burst into flames (see the photo of the accident site right here) at Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania. At this time it's not clear who was driving the automobile.

What makes this situation all the more tragic, and perhaps even senseless, is Dunn had apparently posted a photo of himself drinking with friends just hours before his death. This is surely a sad loss for the tight knit Jackass crew who seemed like some of the best friends to ever grace the big screen. Dunn himself got caught up in some pretty crazy stunts with Johnny Knoxville and the rest of crew. In the first film, Dunn famously shoved a toy car up his ass and went to the doctor to get some X-rays with hilarious results. Our thoughts go out to Dunn's friends and family as well as the unidentified passenger. Rest in peace.

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Reader Feedback - 43 Comments

1

This is  really heart breaking, he was a terrific performer. I enjoyed all the Jackass movies and i am true fan of JACKASS. He was a daredevil no one ever can replace him in future in Jackass. I pray for Mr. Dunn rest in peace you were really awesome.

Aniruddha Chowkidar on Jun 20, 2011

2

The most tragic thing about this is that he didn't die doing what he loved. RIP Random Hero.

Gill on Jun 20, 2011

3

OH MY GOD, Being a fan of the franchise I am shocked and sad. May his soul rest in peace.

Nishit Mohan Singh on Jun 20, 2011

4

Boy, this is gonna sell jackass 3.5 like candies.

Nishit Mohan Singh on Jun 20, 2011

5

rest in peace you will be missed ; i always enjoyed watching him and bam ! /: very sad .

Leslie on Jun 20, 2011

6

Not a good way to wake up this morning hearing about this ūüôĀ

Chris A. on Jun 20, 2011

7

Why is everybody shocked?  He took risks every day of his life.  It should come as no shock he was killed in an accident, even if the accident wasn't a stunt.  Why is everybody calling this tragic?  Maybe if he wasn't a daredevil it would be tragic?  Maybe, just maybe, if alcohol wasn't involved it wouldn't be tragic.  But from the looks of it, alcohol played a significant role.  Don't get me wrong, I am a HUGE fan, but let's be realistic.  It was neither shocking or tragic.  You live by the gun, you die by the gun.  Ironic perhaps.

Matt on Jun 20, 2011

8

death isnt tragic to you? nice bro  way to post a cutting-edge-controversial comment on the internet. hope you have a good day today cause ryan dunn's family and friends are having a really shitty one

Nick on Jun 20, 2011

9

So living by the gun = driving a car? I guess car crashes are never tragic by that logic.

Gill on Jun 20, 2011

10

It doesnt matter what the circumstances were or what played a "significant role" in his death, death is a tragedy no matter what, get over yourself.

Karina on Jun 20, 2011

11

I hear you, man. I was initially shocked and actually said "Holy SHIT" when I saw this article. But, like you said, they've been doing this for a decade. It was bound to happen at some point. After you realize that the death was alcohol related and could have (possibly) been avoided, it puts everything on a different level. Unfortunate, yes. Tragic, not so much. And I love Jackass.

Cracky on Jun 20, 2011

12

Drinking + Driving + Porsche 911 + member of the group "Jackass" = RIP

SammyTheBull on Jun 21, 2011

13

You are a dick Matt, listen to yourself man. It must have sounded really cool in your head when you were rehearsing what to type. It's sad, and tragic as a young good man has lost his life. He wasn't living by the gun ya tosser

Matthew Lethbridge on Jun 21, 2011

14

No one deserves to die like that, daredevil or not. You're such a hypocrite! It doesn't mean that if alcohol is involved then he was drunk driving. Get your brain out of your ass for once.

Kissmyass on Oct 13, 2012

15

Damn.

Cruzer on Jun 20, 2011

16

For fans of the series like me he will be sorely missed RIP ryan

Alubicz9 on Jun 20, 2011

17

This was a murder-suicide. May he rot.

Van on Jun 20, 2011

18

It is sad, He died...sure he was drinking but the fact is he died as did the passenger is still rather tragic. Some here seem to not care and that's cool but some do and that's cool as well. Of course I have more sympathy for the passenger. Dunn will be remembered...but the memory will be tainted by a dumb mistake he made and the person he got killed. Anyways RIP.

Xerxexx on Jun 20, 2011

19

OMG this is so sad,he was a funny guy! he will be missed.

Griaine on Jun 20, 2011

20

this is what drinking and driving dose and it is sad that he died but he took someone  else with him  because he chose to get behind the wheel and drive. my heart goes out to the family of both who were killed in this tragedy.

Cjdandy on Jun 20, 2011

21

Thats why I dont understand alot of these comments.  This guy was paid to do very foolish things...He also does foolish things outside of work.  Why is everybody so surprised by what happened???? Tragic would have been him getting hit by a bus on his way to see his mom. Foolish is speeding in a Porsche with a friend after getting drunk. rip

Sammy on Jun 21, 2011

22

Aww, he was my favorite jackass; such a sweet, crazy teddybear.  Can't say this is a total surprise as the whole crew is nuts anyways, and none of them are opposed to alcohol and drugs, but it's still very sad. I can't even imagine how Bam must feel, they were basically brothers. =(

Anonymous on Jun 20, 2011

23

i grew up looking up to him and Knoxville its a sad day. but i got to say who ever trolled his Wikipedia did make me chuckle under his film section someone posted that his last movie was Jackass: 2 fast 2 furious  Oh the internet.

Anonymous on Jun 20, 2011

24

"i grew up looking up to him and Knoxville" lol....idiot

Sammy on Jun 21, 2011

25

NOOOO!!!!!!!

Anonymous on Jun 20, 2011

26

i cry and cry i sad it was a fun lil gam but it not  

Jazarus Fuller on Jun 20, 2011

27

i cry and cry i sad it was a fun lil gam but it not  

Jazarus Fuller on Jun 20, 2011

28

I want to point out that the article said it has not been made clear who was driving. It is sad that so many people just assume that Dunn was the one driving. May Ryan Dunn and the other passenger rest in peace, and may there family's and friends find happiness in their memories.

mayhem on Jun 20, 2011

29

Rest in peace...

Mm on Jun 20, 2011

30

R.I.P. dude. OMG this sucks, of all the guys on those shows I liked him the most becuase he seemed to have the most good sense of all of them. He was seriously the only one I expected to see live to his senior years.

PyroDark on Jun 20, 2011

31

it is really said but death is temporary your love ones will never forget u and will see you again......

Lovelylisa1965 on Jun 20, 2011

32

All assholing around on screen aside, because that was and is pretty funny, drink driving is a ballbags game, it usually ends up getting other people killed, but in his case it got him and someone else killed. I know drink driving is more accepted in the States socially because of the insane distance between places, but still it's a dumb move. Though some people are better than others at it, I often would sit in bars with my dad and get in a car and be driven home and he never had an accident, he did get banned from driving for life though, so lucky him i suppose.

Crapola on Jun 20, 2011

33

He didnt die, it was a joke.

Blackgreensoul on Jun 20, 2011

35

<..> 

Anonymous on Jun 21, 2011

36

It isn't a joke.

Quanah on Jun 21, 2011

37

This is tragic. What makes it more tragic is the reporting that he drank before taking to the road. If it's true, then that decision is inexcusable on his behalf not only because it cost him his own life, but the life of another person. I think that decision makes this story even sadder, and I feel tremendous sorrow for his parents who have to live on knowing their son made a poor choice that cost him and a passenger their life. The loss of his comedic presence in future films will be felt by fans, and his sad end will be a stark reminder of why alcohol and driving don't mix. RIP Ryan Dunn.

Quanah on Jun 21, 2011

38

This is tragic. What makes it more tragic is the reporting that he drank before taking to the road. If it's true, then that decision is inexcusable on his behalf not only because it cost him his own life, but the life of another person. I think that decision makes this story even sadder, and I feel tremendous sorrow for his parents who have to live on knowing their son made a poor choice that cost him and a passenger their life. The loss of his comedic presence in future films will be felt by fans, and his sad end will be a stark reminder of why alcohol and driving don't mix. RIP Ryan Dunn.

Quanah on Jun 21, 2011

39

RIP

Rey on Jun 21, 2011

40

children don't drink and drive

Anonymous on Jun 21, 2011

41

espically in a porche, anything slower go ahead! ūüėČ

The Dude on Jun 21, 2011

42

Now only becoming a fan of "Jack ass" hearing that he passed at way at first was a shock..BUT now I have watched "Jack ass" I feel deeply sad now and so gutted he passed away. RIP you crazy hero<3

Meeeeg on Nov 25, 2011

43

Omg rip I didn't.even know

Heather Henry57 on Dec 2, 2011

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