Ryan Matthew Dunn was an American stunt performer, television personality, actor and comedian, known as one of the stars of the MTV reality stunt show Jackass and its film franchise.
Ryan Dunn: Crash Scene, Car Crash Photos, How Did He Die
Ryan, 34, rose to popularity on MTV’s Jackass, where he performed stomach-churning stunts alongside American stunt artist Steve-O and comedian Johnny Knoxville.
According to TMZ.com, he died when his sports car flew off the road around 2.30 a.m. Monday on his way home from a night out with friends in a bar in West Goshen, Pennsylvania.
On the microblogging service Twitter, film critic Roger Ebert claimed that he died as a result of drunk driving: “Jackasses don’t drink and drive,” says a friend.
However, investigators have yet to clarify whether or not alcohol was a factor in the accident.
Car Crash Photos:
Ryan Dunn, star of MTV TV and film franchise Jackass, was killed in a car crash early on Monday morning.
Dunn posted a photo of himself with two male companions holding what seemed to be alcoholic drinks just hours before the tragedy.
NBC Philadelphia reported that the 34-year-old and another passenger died at 2.30 a.m. local time when the car they were traveling in collided with a tree and burst into flames.
How did he die:
According to police, Ryan Dunn, a star of MTV’s Jackass, died as a result of injuries incurred in an automobile accident in suburban Philadelphia.
Dunn, 34, and a passenger in his 2007 Porsche died early Monday after the car went off the road and caught fire, according to authorities.
The accident happened near the West Chester suburb. Dunn starred in the hit MTV sitcom Jackass and its three film spin-offs from 2000 to 2002. MTV spokesman Van Toffler paid tribute to the star in a statement, which read: “We are devastated by the tragic loss of Ryan Dunn – a beloved member of the MTV family for more than a decade.
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