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Ryan Dunn, of Jackass fame, was killed early Monday morning when his Porsche collided with a tree in suburban Philadelphia. A passenger in Dunn’s vehicle was also killed in the crash, but details on the person’s identity have been slow in coming, presumably because he or she was not a celebrity and therefore suffered a non-newsworthy death.
The 34-year-old star of MTV’s Jackass was best known for ridiculous and dangerous stunts, the kind which are most often accompanied by boldfaced warnings not to try this at home. Although initial police reports indicate that the actor may have been travelling at excessive speed, those close to the reality star contend that such irresponsible and potentially life-threatening behavior would be completely out of character for Dunn.
Why should I feel sorry for this guys death? He not only did something so stupid but also killed someone else, seriously I hope the family of the deceased sues his family for everything. Seriously he’s a typical douche bag that got what he deserved.
Worlds better off without a drunk driving jackass
Uncle Walt said:
Give the guy a break!!!
If he didn’t drive drunk, how the hell was he supposed to get his car home from the strip club?
We would have left the car at the stripper’s place.
Uncle Walt said:
You leave a Porsche at a strip club over night and it will get stripped and then where are you. I mean, this is a Porsche we are talking about, not some piece of shit Caddy or something
I’m with you, Walt. That’s happened to me twice. Three times if you count the 2005 Focus, but I don’t, because that was strictly for the purposes of insurance fraud.
Dunn posted a pic on his twitter account of himself and friends drinking prior to the accident. So, what do we have here? A poster child for why not to drive drunk. Especially if you’re a jackass, and tend to speed three times the posted limit.
Some Guy said:
I watched one of the Jackass movies and a couple episodes of the show, and Ryan Dunn always struck me as a likable fellow who reacted with the resigned humor that one might expect from a guy who was doomed to get his ass kicked by a female kickboxer, or shove a Matchbox car up his butt to embarrass a total stranger.
While Ebert’s commentary came far too soon given that we’re talking about a genuine living human being, it’s certainly a shame that the stupid behavior that the Jackass guys captured on tape—with some sense of control, boundaries, and at least a cursory nod to safety—bled through to result in such horrible consequences.
Also, I have to be honest, I would have guessed that we’d lose Steve-O long before anybody else.
Agreed on Steve-O. We also lament the lampooning of public figures before they’re in the grave. People who do that–along with hypocrites–are our least favorite people.