MTV’s Jack Ass Star, Ryan Dunn, Dead At 34
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April Margera, the mother of fellow Jack Ass star/skateboarder Bam Margera, reported the death as a result of a car accident early this morning in Pennsylvania. Dunn appeared in all of the “Jackass” movies and had two separate films in post-production and another in development, according to the IMDB.
Dunn also hosted a new show on G4 called “Proving Ground.” The series premiered on June 14.
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. The mother of Dunn’s “Jackass” co-star, Bam Margera, broke the news to WMMR 93.3′s “Preston and Steve” radio show, and MTV News has also confirmed it on Monday (June 20)
Below is the last photo posted by Dunn via his Twitter account:
Photo Courtesy of @RyanDunnTV
Dunn kicked off his career doing crazy stunts and skateboard tricks in a series of online videos, which eventually led to his part in MTV’s “Jackass” in 2000. The daredevil was a key member of the crew, appearing in “Jackass” spin-offs like “Viva La Bam” and “Bam’s Unholy Union,” as Bam’s sidekick and often acting as the voice of reason within the zany crew.
He appeared in all three “Jackass” flicks and even took a stab at Hollywood, with a role in non-”Jackass” projects like the Jessica Simpson flick “Blonde Ambition” and on the NBC procedural staple “Law & Oder: SVU.”
Below is a great photo gallery capturing the Jack Ass co-star along with some of his most notable and infamous merry pranksters. Plus, a classic vide clip of Dunn’s appearance on MTV’s Cribs series.