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Heartbreaking Way Bam Margera Found Out About Friend Ryan Dunn's Death

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Heartbreaking Way Bam Margera Found Out About Friend Ryan Dunn's Death

It's been ten years since the tragic death of Ryan Dunn. He died in a car accident aged 34, leaving behind devastated friends and family, including his Jackass co-star Bam Margera, who gave a heart-wrenching interview describing how he found out Dunn had died.

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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.

Margera had been in Arizona when he received a phone call telling him the devastating news.

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During his Fox interview, a clearly emotional Margera could be seen crying at the roadside near to where the crash happened.

Between tears, 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.

Jackass star Ryan Dunn died 10 years ago. Credit: PA
Jackass star Ryan Dunn died 10 years ago. Credit: PA
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"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."

Margera then broke down in tears, before adding: "Do you know how horrible it is being on an airplane for six hours, not being with everybody? Just stuck in an airplane.

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

The interview cut away to Fox reporter Chris O'Connell who said Margera told him: "Everyone in the world knew Dunn as that guy with the crazy antics and stunts in the Jackass movies but that he knew Dunn like no one else in the world. Like his brother. He will never recover."

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Ryan Dunn (left) with Bam Margera. Credit: PA
Ryan Dunn (left) with Bam Margera. Credit: PA

Dunn was driving through Chester County, Pennsylvania with friend and Jackass production assistant Zachary Hartwell on 20 June 2011, when Dunn's Porsche veered off the road and hit a tree before bursting into flames. Both he and Hartwell, who was just 30, died at the scene.

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.

Featured Image Credit: Fox 29

Topics: Celebrity

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