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Ryan Dunn of ‘Jackass’ Dies in Fiery Porsche Crash

It has been a woeful week for the cast of ‘Jackass’, with Bam Margera’s Lamborghini damaged, and now the tragic loss of castmate, Ryan Dunn.  Dunn died following an auto accident involving his Porsche, toxicology reports indicate his blood alcohol concentration was 0.196% (about twice the legal limit). 

Ryan Dunn

Jackass star Ryan Dunn died early Monday morning in an exotic car crash

The Porsche 911 GT3 reached speeds exceeding 132 miles per hour prior to the exotic car crash, both Dunn and passenger Zachary Hartwell died from ‘blunt and thermal trauma’.  The Porsche crashed and ignited on a rural Pennsylvania highway early Monday morning, according to police.

Ryan Dunn Porsche crash

The deadly Porsche crash that claimed the lives of Ryan Dunn and Zachary Hartwell

 

Bam Margera was emotional when speaking of the loss of his good friend, stating:

"I’ve never lost anybody that I care about; he’s my best friend.  He was the happiest person, the smartest guy with so much talent," Margera continued. "He had so many things going for him. … It is not right. … It was the worst phone call I ever got in my life."

Ryan Dunn of Jackass

Jackass star Ryan Dunn

Dunn, 34, was famed for his outlandish pranks and dangerous stunts.  Hartwell, 30, worked as a stunt car driver on a 2009 comedy directed by Bam Margera called “Minghads”.

Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3

The two men enjoyed a night out at one of Dunn’s favorite pubs, Barnaby’s in West Chester, where pics were Tweeted of the two drinking.  According to Jim O’Brien, manager of Barnaby’s,

"He didn’t seem to be intoxicated at the time he left."

Ryan Dunn Twitter Pic

Ryan Dunn’s Twitter Pic just prior to his death

Ryan Dunn & Bam Margera

Ryan Dunn & Bam Margera

 

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