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Steve-O Pays Tribute To Pal Ryan Dunn On 10th Anniversary Of His Death

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Steve-O Pays Tribute To Pal Ryan Dunn On 10th Anniversary Of His Death

Steve-O has marked the 10th anniversary of the tragic passing of his Jackass mate Ryan Dunn.

The stuntman posted a photo of him, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Preston Lacy, Ehren McGhehey around Ryan's tombstone.

He wrote: "I can't believe it's been ten years since we lost Ryan Dunn. We love and miss you so much, brother."

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On 19 June 2011, Dunn was driving his 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 in the early hours of the morning, when he crashed the vehicle. He and his passenger were both killed.

A toxicology report following his death showed Dunn had a blood alcohol level of 0.196 g/dL - more than twice the state's legal limit of 0.08 percent.

A police report also stated that the car may have been travelling at speeds of between 132mph and 140mph prior to the crash.

He rose to fame in the late 90s as part of the CKY Crew, alongside Bam Margera. Well known for their extreme stunts and pranks, the group's rise ultimately prompted the development of Jackass.

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Margera broke down in tears while speaking to Fox 29 back in 2011, revealing the heart-breaking moment he learnt his friend had died.

He said: "I was in Arizona when I heard. I was with some friends having the best time ever and... at 12:30 I just started punching out the windows of the rental van and ripping out the speakers.

"I don't even know why. I wasn't mad at anything or anybody. And if it was 12:30 there that means it was exactly when he crashed.

"He was the happiest person ever. The smartest guy. So much talent and he had so many things going for him. It's just not right. It's not right. Do you know how horrible it is being on an airplane for six hours, not being with everybody? Just stuck in an airplane.

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"It was the worst phone call I've ever got in my life - waking up to that."

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As the reality stunt show became more successful, so too did Ryan Dunn's TV career. He earned presenting jobs on Homewrecker and Proving Ground, as well as appeared in films such as Blonde Ambition, and even had a part in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Following Dunn's death, the Chester County coroner listed blunt force trauma and heat as the cause of death for both Dunn and passenger Zachary Hartwell, with the car veering off the road after they had left a pub in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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Hartwell, 30, was a production assistant on the second Jackass movie.

When the fourth instalment to the film franchise was being planned back in 2019, fans wanted the new film to be a tribute to Dunn.

Chris Raab - better known as 'Raab Himself' - confirmed that while the team of silly stuntmen would mostly be on board with making Jackass 4 happen, it would be weird without Dunn.

Featured Image Credit: Steve-O

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Jackass

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