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OTRC: Ryan Dunn of 'Jackass' dies at age 34 in car crash

Ryan Dunn, one of the stars of the MTV daredevil reality show "Jackass," died in the early hours of June 20, 2011 at age 34 in a car crash in Pennsylvania. Dunn was drunk and his blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit when he crashed his Porsche in an accident that killed himself and a passenger. A West Goshen Police statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com on Wednesday, June 22, said that Dunn's blood alcohol content was .196, according to the Chester County Coroner's Office. The legal limit in Pennsylvania is .08. The police also said an initial investigation of the crash showed that Dunn's vehicle was traveling between 132 and 140 miles per hour at the time of the collision. The official cause of death for the 34-year-old star of MTV's daredevil reality show and the other man, Zachary Hartwell, was determined to be blunt force trauma and thermal trauma, according to the Daily Local News. No other "drugs of abuse" were found in Dunn's system, police said, adding that the actor possessed a valid driver's license. Dunn's death was mourned by fans and his "Jackass" colleagues and friends, including Bam Margera, who broke down in tears on Tuesday as he visited the site of the accident. Film critic Roger Ebert later stirred anger after saying on his Twitter page that "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive." He said on Tuesday he did not mean to insult Dunn and that his Tweet was "not intended as cruel." Dunn had posted a photo of himself and two other men holding what appear to be alcoholic drinks on his Tumblr page hours before the crash. The picture has since been removed. West Goshen Police Chief Michael Carroll said Dunn was at the restaurant Barnaby's of America in West Chester shortly before the crash occurred, the Daily Local News said, adding that the establishment, which contains a bar, has not commented. 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. After his death, the channel pulled the show from its schedule indefinitely. Ebert, who turned 69 on June 18, is a Pulitzer Prize winning film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. He launched a reboot of his famed "At The Movies" television series earlier this year. Ebert communicates mostly through a computer, as he lost the ability to speak due to reconstructive surgeries for thyroid cancer. Since 2006, Ebert has continued to review films and post messages on his Twitter account, which is followed by more than 472,000 people. (Pictured: Ryan Dunn appears in the G4 series 'Proving Ground.') (G4 / NBC Universal)

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."

His death was also mourned on Twitter by "Jackass" star Jason "Wee-Man" Acuna, actor and comedian Tom Green, Benji Madden of the band Good Charlotte and his fans.

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.

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