Bam Margera mourns Ryan Dunn, says Brad Pitt sent text
Bam Margera is still visibly heartbroken over the death of his best friend Ryan Dunn, who died in a car crash last week.
The daredevil, who appeared with Dunn on MTV's "Jackass," opened up to E! News about the crash, revealing that it wasn't the first time his co-star had flipped a car. Margera also said he had received a condolence text from Brad Pitt, who had appeared on the show when he let the cast perform a fake kidnapping.
"Wow, just got a nice text from brad pitt concerning dunn, tnx 2 everyone for the texts, cheers me up," Margera, 31, wrote on Twitter.
"I think it's rad that, you know, people I talk to rarely, you know, can take the time to text me," Margera told E! Online.
Margera was in Arizona at the time of the accident and was told he needed to speak to his brother immediately and said, "It was pretty much the worst news I've ever heard in my life."
"He was my best (expletive) friend in the world. It's been five days now and I can't stop crying man," Margera continued. "I just don't think it should've been him."
Though the accident was tragic, Margera said that he had warned Dunn about his driving after nearly dying himself in the same spot.
"He flipped me in a car eight times at the same exact spot in 1996," Margera said. "Thank God I had my seat belt on, because Chris Raab put one on me, but my brother didn't have one on. He flew 40 feet. Thank God he's alive. But like, Dunn was always a maniac at driving."
Margera broke down in tears last week as he visited the site of the car crash that killed Dunn.
"I've never lost anybody that I cared about and it's my best friend," Margera told local FOX affiliate WTXF Television, choking back sobs.
Dunn crashed his Porsche in Pennsylvania last week, killing himself and a passenger. Local police told OnTheRedCarpet.com in a statement that Dunn, 34, was drunk at the time and that he was driving between 132 and 140 miles per hour.
Last Wednesday, Dunn's family members, friends and longtime girlfriend Angie Cuturic gathered for a private memorial. Dunn's friend and co-star Johnny Knoxville said on the website of one of the production companies of "Jackass" on June 25 that he was unable to convey his feelings at the event.
"I lost my brother and my world got about 134 percent less funny," Knoxville wrote in an online message posted after the funeral. "I don't know what else to say right now, so I will close with I love you, Ryan. I have a lot of emotions swirling, but I want you to know I love you so very much."
Dunn, who celebrated his 34th birthday on June 11, appeared on "Jackass" the series between 2000 and 2002 as well as in "Jackass" films.
It was announced on Monday that Dunn's G4 series "Proving Ground" would return to television on July 19, along with a one-hour "Attack of the Show" tribute to the daredevil, which will air on July 19 at 7 p.m. ET.
Watch Bam Margera's E! Online interview below.