This story is sad on many levels. A relatively young man, 34, is dead. And when I read other articles about how Jackass star, Ryan Dunn “passed away”, I find that particular phrase inappropriate. People “pass away” while they are in a medically-induced coma; they “pass away” after suffering a long struggle with cancer…Dunn didn’t just “pass away”. He died in an (allegedly) high speed car crash and more than likely had been drinking prior to the fiery crash that left him and a passenger dead and charred beyond recognition.
“Jackass” star Ryan Dunn spent four hours in a Philadelphia-area bar before he got behind the wheel of his Porsche 911 this morning … drinking at least 3 beers and 3 shots … TMZ has learned.
Dunn arrived to a bar called Barnaby’s of America in West Chester, PA around 10:30 PM … to hang out with a small group of male friends.
One of the friends tells TMZ … Dunn had 3 Miller Lites and 3 “girly shots” between 10:30 PM and 2:10 AM — nearly a 4 hour span — but he was “not too drunk to drive.”
But according to another person who was inside the bar that night, Dunn was “wasted” — and “had a lot to drink.”
Over on Twitter Roger Ebert is being blasted for this Tweet:
Is it too soon? Or is it because someone “super-funny” like Tracy Morgan didn’t say it? (Ooooh….too soon on that one, too?) I think Mr. Ebert was on-point with his remark. Let’s face the gotdamn facts…which I do believe WILL proven. So, “You GO, Roger!!“. (I wonder if anyone will get that reference.)
Meanwhile? There’s no word if the passenger who also perished in the crash has even been identified yet.
Yes. “Accidents Happen“. But I wonder if this “accident” could have been prevented. I feel really badly for Ryan Dunn’s family and friends. I feel equally as sad for the unidentified passenger who died in that Porsche 911 GT3.
Yeah. I know. This all sounds really harsh, and I suppose it is…go back and look a that mangled piece of metal. That’s harsh.