Ryan Dunn, the American daredevil and 'Jackass' star who was killed in a car crash on Monday (20th June 2011), "drank, drove and died", according to the prominent US film critic Roger Ebert. Dunn and another passenger were killed after the reality star's Porsche 911 hit a tree and burst into flames in West Goshen, Pennsylvania.
Shortly after news of Dunn's death began to circulate, Ebert took to his Twitter page to give his opinion on the incident, saying, "Friends don't let Jackasses drink and drive". Although Dunn was pictured drinking just hours before the crash, Ebert's comments prompted angry responses from fans of the Jackass star. Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton was among the first to voice their concern at the timing of the tweet. However, the film critic was unapologetic when he attempted to clarify the comments, tweeting, "Perez Hilton's readers agree with me and not with Perez about my tweet on Ryan Dunn. He drank, he drove, 2 people died". Dunn, identified at the scene by his familiar tattoos, was scheduled to begin shooting his new television show for the G4 network. The series was set to follow the daredevil as he performed film and video game stunts in the real world.
Ryan Dunn's 'Jackass' co-star Johnny Knoxville took to his Twitter page to pay tribute to his close friend, saying, "Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn. My heart goes out to his family and his beloved Angie. Rip Ryan, I love you buddy".