‘Jackass’ star Ryan Dunn dies in fiery Pa. crash
(BDCi) – Ryan Dunn, the 34-year-old “Jackass” star, died in a fatal car crash on Sunday night in Pennsylvania, confirmed Monday (20).
According to police, the accident occurred at 3 a.m. on Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township. While it’s unknown who was driving at the time, an unidentified passenger also died in the crash. April Margera, the mother of Dunn’s “Jackass” co-star Bam, broke the news to WMMR 93.3’s “Preston and Steve” radio show.
Born in Ohio, Dunn grew up in New York, before moving to West Chester, Pennsylvania, where he would hook up with Bam’s CKY Crew. He kicked off his career doing crazy stunts and skateboard tricks in a series of online videos, which eventually led to his part in MTV’s “Jackass” in 2000. The daredevil was a key member of the crew, appearing in “Jackass” spin-offs like “Viva La Bam” and “Bam’s Unholy Union,” as Bam’s sidekick and often acting as the voice of reason within the zany crew.
He appeared in all three “Jackass” flicks and even took a stab at Hollywood, with a role in non-“Jackass” projects like the Jessica Simpson flick “Blonde Ambition” and on the NBC procedural staple “Law & Order: SVU”.
By: Adrianna Lobo
June 20, 2011