Ryan Dunn, best known and loved for his daredevil antics on hit TV show Jackass, has died early Monday in a horrific car accident.
The 34-year-old & passenger Zachary Hartwell, died after his car flew of the road at around 2:30am in the morning whilst travelling to his home in West Goshen, Pennsylvania, after a night out with friends.
The last message posted by Ryan on his Twitter account was a picture of himself and two other male friends holding drinks.
Some initial reports suggested that the vehicle was travelling at speeds of 100mph in a 55mph zone when it skidded off road.
Police said they discovered the burning wreckage of his 2007 Porsche 911 GT3, which was capable of reaching speeds of up to 190mph, in the woods off road engulfed in flames.
His body was so badly burnt, he had to be identified by his tattoos, NBC Philadelphia reported.
The autopsy results have been released following the tragic death of the star, and have revealed that the impact combined with the heat of the explosion were the cause of his death. However, toxicology reports won’t be released for another four to six weeks.
Dunn appeared on the MTV hit show Jackass, which ran from 2000 to 2002, aswell as it’s three movie adaptations.
In the show he performed numberous stunts and pranks that led to his rise of fame alongside the likes of Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, and Steve-O.
Jackass co-star and close friend Johnny Knoxville tweeted: “Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn.”
“My heart goes out to his family and his beloved Angie. RIP Ryan, I love you buddy.”
Van Toffler, a spokesman for MTV paid tribute to the star in a statement which read: “We are devastated by the tragic loss of Ryann Dunn – a beloved member of the MTV family for more than a decade.”
“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Ryan’s family and friends. The Jackass brotherhood will never be the same.”
An inconsolable Bam Margera broke down in front of cameras as he spoke of his devastation of losing his best friend, as he visited the spot where the horror car crash happened. He was so distraught he could barely speak.
“It was the worst phone call I ever got in my life waking up to that”.