Johnny Knoxville, Ryan Dunn’s close friend, has written a touching blog entry following Dunn’s death last week. In the blog, Dunn writes about the good times that the two had over the years, including their stint together on the former MTV reality series Jackass, the show that would catapult both Dunn and Knoxville into household names for their daredevil stunts on the hit series and movies that would come afterward.
In the blog, Dunn writes, “We all are [hurting] because we loved you so much and now you’re gone. I know your spirit lives on in me, [your wife] Angie, Bam and everyone you touched, but that’s pretty tough to see right now through the tears.” He adds, “You’ll have to excuse me. I’m just very sad because I lost my brother and my world got about 134-percent less funny. Ryan. I have a lot of emotions swirling, but I want you to know I love you so very much.”
However, the article honoring Knoxville’s friend wasn’t just talking about his tragic death, but also honoring his life by focusing on the better times the two had together. “He lived his life wanting to laugh and wanting you to laugh with him,” Knoxville wrote. “He would cackle really f***ing loud, too, and it wasn’t uncommon that he would fall over from it. Sometimes I would fall with him because his spirit was very contagious.”
Dunn passed away in the early hours of Monday morning last week after he reportedly had 11 drinks from a local bar in Westchester, Pennsylvania. As reported earlier, his friend Thaddeus Kalinoski told E! that despite initial reports, Dunn was only at the bar for about two hours. He would then get in his 2007 Porsche with his friend and passenger — Zachary Hartwell — driving between 132-140 miles in a 55mph zone and would lose control of his car, landing in the woods, and the car then would burst into flames.