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A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Ryan Dunn, the late Jackass star who died in a car accident last June. The parents of the passenger in the vehicle, who also passed away, are suing Dunn’s estate for damages.
Dunn was reportedly driving his Porsche at 132 mph when he lost control and struck a tree in rural Pennsylvania. He and Zachery Hartwell were killed.
Ryan was allegedly extremely drunk at the time.
The Ryan Dunn lawsuit names both Dunn and the Barnaby’s of America in West Chester, Pa., the bar where he was said to be drinking before the crash.
Hartwell’s parents believeMore >
When Ryan Dunn died in a car crash on June 20th at the age of just 34 his friends and fans were rightly distraught, and last night those who worked with him on ‘Jackass’ and other projects gathered on ‘Attack of the Show’ to pay tribute and say their farewells.
“Ryan’s decision to get behind the wheel that night cost him and his best friend, Zach Hartwell the ultimate price,” ‘Attack of the Show’s Kevin Pereira said sadly. “But that doesn’t mean we should forget the laughter he brought to all of us. He’s left behind a legacy of laughter and stunts that will last us a lifetime.”
West Goshen Police Captain, Joseph Gleason says Pennsylvania police are aware of the damage and are now working to clean graffiti including the words ‘Ritch P***k” from the barrier through which Ryan’s Porsche crashed on June 20th.
But the Captain holds out little hope of detaining those responsible for this delinquent stupidity as the site draws a great many fans:
“At any given time you have 10, 20, 30 people there,” he tells TMZ.
The Westboro Baptist ChurchMore >
“Ryan was an incredible talent who will be missed tremendously by his fans, including G4 viewers,” G4′s president Neal Tiles told THR. ”With the support of Ryan’s family, we’ve decided to air the remaining episodes and give fans the opportunity to watch this series he was so passionate about.”
The cable house yanked the show off the air after the news of Ryan’s death broke on June 20th, but they say it will now return to its 8pmMore >
Mourning the loss of his friend and Jackass co-star Ryan Dunn, Johnny Knoxville took to his blog this weekend to pen a tribute to the late stuntman.
Johnny, who spoke at Dunn’s memorial service last week, said he wrote the blog post because it’s “what I wished I could have told everyone then.”
“I felt 34-percent funnier when I was with Ryan, but I guess everyone did,” the 40-year-old Knoxville said. “He had such a hair trigger laugh reflex.”
“He lived his life wanting to laugh and wanting you to laugh with him. He would cackle really f**king loud, too, and it wasn’t uncommon that he wouldMore >
Among those in attendance were Ryan’s close friend, Bam Margera and his wife Melissa, and Johnny Knoxville engaged the audience with tales of good time and pranks shared with Dunn.
Also there were ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ stars Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney and Bam’s folks, Phil and April Margera, who regarded Ryan like a son.
Tributes to Dunn also came from the Kings of Leon, whoMore >
In news that, if true, plumbs new depths of tastelessness even for them the Westboro Baptist Church have announced plans to picket the funeral of ‘Jackass’ star Ryan Dunn.
In an unflinching press release the group, already notorious for protesting at funerals for gay rights advocates, Gulf war heroes and innocent children have announced they will picket any services held for the late 34-year old star, due to what they claim are his “vulgar stunts” and ongoing involvement in the ‘Jackass’ franchise.
The repugnant memo also calls fans of the film and Mr. Ryan a ‘perverse generation’ andMore >
The Chester County (Pa.) Coroner’s Office confirms that Jackass star Ryan Dunn and his friend Zachary Hartwell died from accidental “blunt and thermal trauma” in their car accident early Monday morning.
Dunn’s 2007 Porsche careened into a patch of trees, then burst into flames.
The toxicology report is not yet complete, so questions over his blood alcohol content will not be resolved until the full autopsy is released in six weeks.
Dunn tweeted a picture of himself at a bar just hours before the accident, and his alleged drinking and driving has spawned a great deal of controversy.
Following Jackass star Ryan Dunn’s death, close friend and co-star Bam Margera has taken to this Twitter account to publicly address his sadness. But his pain never was expressed in full through his keyboard. Earlier, local news Fox Philly talked with Margera at the site of Dunn’s accident in which he’s visibly extremely upset. Crying through the interview, he’s unable to get much out. It’s clear Margera has lost someone extremely close. Watch the interview and newscast summary:
Roger Ebert set off a firestorm of controversy yesterday with a single Tweet about Ryan Dunn, the Jackass star who perished in a car accident early Monday.
“Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive.” That’s all Ebert wrote, but the timing and word choice upset many, including Dunn’s best friend Bam Margera.
Ebert’s Facebook page has since been disabled and the film critic has been widely criticized by many on Twitter. In a new blog post, he explains the Tweet:
“To begin with, I offer my sympathy to Ryan Dunn’s family and friends, and to those of Zachary Hartwell, who also died in theMore >
In a valiant effort to extinguish a fire he perhaps should not have had the absence of taste to ignite in the first place, Roger Ebert now says he was “too quick to tweet“ about the death of Ryan Dunn yesterday.
Writing from the safety of his blog the 69-year old critic explained his reasons for tweeting;
“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,” he writes. “I mean that sincerely. It is tragic to lose a loved one.”
Zachary was a 30-year old ex Navy Seal and Iraqi war vet He married his High SchoolMore >
Jackass star Ryan Dunn died earlier today and already, film critic Roger Ebert took him to task over reports that he drank before getting behind the wheel.
Dunn’s drinking buddy claims Ryan had at least three beers and three “girly shots” before hitting the road. He was driving when he crashed and passed away.
Ebert, of all people, had this to say this afternoon:
Sources say Ryan Dunn spent four hours in Barnaby’s of America in West Chester, Pa., before he got behind the wheel of his Porsche this morning.
One of his friends says Dunn had three beers and three shots between 10:30 p.m. andMore >
In what may win the award as the single most tasteless tweet in recent history, film critic Roger Ebert is already criticizing Ryan Dunn after the ‘Jackass’ actor was killed in a horrific car crash last night.
As we reported, the 34-year old actor lost control of his Porsche 911 while driving in Pennsylvania and he and a so-far unnamed friend died at the scene.
Their friends say Ryan had three beers and three shots before taking the wheel to drive home and Mr. Ebert shows little restraint in his display of disfavor, as you can see.
There’s a time for concerns and debate about DUI andMore >
It’s a sad day for stuntmen everywhere. TMZ and WMMR 93.3 are reporting that Jackass star Ryan Dunn died in a vehicle accident around 3 am today in Pennsylvania. The mom of his co-star, Bam Margera, confirmed to TMZ earlier today of the accident.
He was driving his Porsche when lost control. The car was so badly burned that authorities still haven’t identified who his passenger is. Investigation is still ongoing.
In a photo he posted to Twitter around midnight Monday (see below, on far left), it appears he’s enjoying a drink with friends. However, it’s still unclear what the cause of theMore >