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OTRC: Ryan Dunn's unaired show 'Proving Ground' returns to TV, along with a tribute

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's G4 show "Proving Ground" was taken off the air following his death on June 20, but the network announced on Monday that the show will return on July 19, along with an "Attack of the Show" dedicated to the "Jackass" star.

Only one episode of the series had aired before Dunn's untimely death, but the eight remaining installments will resume in the 8 p.m. ET timeslot. The "Attack of the Show" tribute will feature Dunn's most memorable moments on the network and interviews with his friends and loved ones.

"Ryan was an incredible talent who will be missed tremendously by his fans, including G4 viewers," G4 president Neal Tiles said in a statement. "With the support of Ryan's family, we've decided to air the remaining episodes of G4's Proving Ground and give his fans the opportunity to continue watching this series he was so passionate about."

Dunn crashed his Porsche in Pennsylvania last week, killing himself and a passenger. Local police told OnTheRedCarpet.com in a statement that Dunn, 34, was drunk at the time and that he was driving between 132 and 140 miles per hour.

Last Wednesday, Dunn's family members, friends and longtime girlfriend Angie Cuturic gathered for a private memorial. Dunn's friend and co-star Johnny Knoxville said on the website of one of the production companies of "Jackass" on June 25 that he was unable to convey his feelings at the event.

"I lost my brother and my world got about 134 percent less funny," Knoxville wrote in an online message posted after the funeral. "I don't know what else to say right now, so I will close with I love you, Ryan. I have a lot of emotions swirling, but I want you to know I love you so very much."

Dunn, who celebrated his 34th birthday on June 11, appeared on "Jackass" the series between 2000 and 2002 as well as in "Jackass" films.

Fellow "Jackass" star and friend Bam Margera broke down in tears last week as he visited the site of the car crash that killed Dunn.

"I've never lost anybody that I cared about and it's my best friend," Margera, 31, recently told local FOX affiliate WTXF Television, choking back sobs.

Ryan Dunn's "Attack of the Show" tribute will air on July 19 at 7 p.m. ET on G4.

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