Johnny Knoxville Expresses Sadness Over Loss of Ryan Dunn

June 20, 2011 By:
Johnny Knoxville Expresses Sadness Over Loss of Ryan Dunn

Along with the rest of the world, Ryan Dunn’s close friends and Jackass costars were saddened by the news of his untimely death this morning.

Jackass costar Johnny Knoxville has taken to Twitter to express his sadness over the loss of his friend. Knoxville wrote:

“Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn. My heart goes out to his family and his beloved Angie. RIP Ryan, I love you buddy.”

Only hours before the accident, Dunn Tweeted photos of himself and two friends drinking, quite possibly one of the friends who was in the car with him. Details on who was driving the car are unknown as of now, but a Pennsylvania radio station says the stretch of highway where Dunn crashed is notoriously poorly-lit.

Police say the car was “fully engulfed in flames” upon their arrival.

The bar where Dunn was drinking before the crash was about an hour away from the wreck site. Bar manager, Jim O’Brien, was present at the bar while Dunn was there and said, “He didn't seem to be intoxicated at the time he left," O'Brien said. "Ryan was not a hardcore drinker, at least not when he was here.”
O’Brien added that Dunn was a regular customer.

“He was a valuable person in our community and his death is a tragedy. He will be missed.”