Ryan Dunn of 'Jackass' dies at age 34 in car crash
Ryan Dunn, one of the stars of the MTV daredevil reality show "Jackass," has died at age 34 in a car crash in Pennsylvania.
The stuntman and an unidentified person were both killed in a collision that occurred around 3 a.m. on Monday morning in West Goshen Township, MTV News reported. At about 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dunn posted a photo of himself and two other men holding what appear to be alcoholic drinks and cigarettes on his Tumblr page.
West Goshen Township police said Dunn and a passenger in his 2007 Porsche died early on Monday after the car left the roadway and burst into flames, the Associated Press reported, adding that authorities cited speed as a possible factor.
"Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn," Johnny Knoxville, Dunn's"Jackass" co-star said on his Twitter page. "My heart goes out to his family and his beloved Angie. RIP Ryan , I love you buddy."
Angie Cuturic is Dunn's longtime girlfriend. She has not commented publicly.
Cast member Steve-O Tweeted: "I don't know what to say, except I love Ryan Dunn and I'm really going to miss him."
MTV also released an official statement, obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com.
"We are devastated by the tragic loss of Ryan Dunn - a beloved member of the MTV family for more than a decade," the network said. "He made us all laugh and had the tireless enthusiastic approach to life of your favorite middle school friend. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Ryan's family and friends. The Jackass brotherhood will never be the same.
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.