On June 20, 2011, Ryan Dunn passed away in a tragic, late-night car accident. The suddenness of his death stunned and deeply affected not only close friends and family but a legion of worldwide fans that had grown up watching Dunn’s unabashed antics on the television and movie screen.
In the weeks to follow we posted numerous memorials here on the site (including the video below), but now it’s time to properly celebrate the memory of Ryan with stories and remembrances from those whose lives he’d touched over the years with his genuine friendship, candor and mirth.
Combined with raw footage from his earliest days with Bam Margera and the CKY crew in West Chester, Pennsylvania, to truly never-before-seen moments on jackass, Ryan’s life—from the ri-goddamn-diculous to the intimately poignant—is bared and shared in this heartfelt hour-long tribute that proves even though he is gone his legacy remains and he will never be forgotten.
“It’s a surreal thing to undertake, doing a tribute to our brother Ryan's life. I still can’t believe he’s gone but we wouldn’t trust anyone else with this, so we are doing the best we can for Ryan, his family, friends, and everyone who loved him,” said, Johnny Knoxville.
A Tribute to Ryan Dunn premieres Monday, November 28, at 10:30pm ET/PT on MTV.
This same night, an all-new episode of Ridiculousness will air at 10:00pm ET/PT, featuring a guest-star appearance by Dunn that was taped earlier this year, while a special encore presentation of jackass 3.5 will be broadcast immediately following the tribute at 11:30pm ET/PT.
(Photo by Sean Cliver; 2002)