Bam Margera sobs over death of Ryan Dunn, 'Jackass' star and best friend
Bam Margera broke down in tears as he visited the site of the car crash that killed his friend and fellow "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn earlier this week.
"I've never lost anybody that I cared about and it's my best friend," Margera, 31, recently told local FOX affiliate WTXF Television, choking back sobs.
Dunn, who has starred in MTV's daredevil show "Jackass" as well as in its film adaptations, crashed his Porsche on Monday, killing himself and a passenger. Local police told OnTheRedCarpet.com in a statement on Wednesday, June 22, that Dunn was drunk at the time and that he was driving between 132 and 140 miles per hour.
Margera said that around the time of the accident, which occurred early on Monday, he was in Arizona with other friends "having the best time ever."
"At 12:30, I just started punching out the windows of the rental van and ripping out the speakers and I don't' even know why," Margera said. "I wasn't mad at anything or anybody. If it's 12:30 there, that means it was exactly when he crashed."
"He was the happiest person ever," he added about Dunn. "The smartest guy. He had so much talent and he had so many things going for him. It's not right. It's not right."
Dunn, who celebrated his 34th birthday on June 11, appeared on "Jackass" the series between 2000 and 2002 as well as in "Jackass" films such as "Jackass 3D." His daredevil stunts included shoving a toy car into his rectum - as seen in the first Jackass movie in 2002.
Dunn also took part in spinoff shows such as "Viva La Bam" and "Bam's Unholy's Union." His new series, "Proving Ground," began airing on the cable network G4 on June 14. After his death, the channel pulled the show from its schedule indefinitely.
Correction: In the June 22 story above, OnTheRedCarpet.com erroneously reported that Ryan Dunn's car crash occurred on Monday night. It actually occurred early on Monday. This version of the article has been updated to reflect the correction.