Bam Margera Sobs at Ryan Dunn Crash Site (VIDEO)
Following the death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn, his best friend Bam Margera gave his first interview since the tragic passing, and he was clearly overwhelmed with sadness as he spoke with a local reporter.
Speaking with the local Fox station, Margera sobbed as he spoke about his late friend, who was killed early Monday morning after his Porsche flew off of a local road and slammed into a tree, bursting into flames. Through tears, Margera said despite being thousands of miles away, he had a wild reaction the moment of Dunn's crash:
"I was in Arizona when I heard. I was with friends having the best time ever and at 12:30 I just started punching out the windows of the rental van ... I don't even know why ... it was exactly when he crashed."Margera, in between bouts of sobbing, continued, saying: "He was the happiest person ever. The smartest guy -- he had so much talent and so many things going for him. It's just not right."
Toxicology reports are pending for Dunn, though hours before his death he posted photos on Twitter showing him at a bar, drinking with friends. Local reports claim he had three beers and three shots before driving home that night.
Dunn was a major part of the Jackass series, movies and also of the offshoot show Viva La Bam. Watch a clip below of Dunn in the most recent movie, Jackass 3D: (WARNING: Explicit language:)
Van Toffler, President of MTV Networks Music/Films Group, issued a statement to Dunn’s death on Monday, saying:
“We are devastated by the tragic loss of Ryan Dunn – a beloved member of the MTV family for more than a decade. He made us all laugh and had the tireless enthusiastic approach to life of your favorite middle school friend. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Ryan’s family and friends. The Jackass brotherhood will never be the same.”
In reaction to Dunn’s death, celebs and friends alike took to Twitter to remember Dunn. Jackass leader Johnny Knoxville opened his heart on Twitter, 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.” His other Jackass co-star Jason “Wee-Man” Acuna said in a Tweet: “I MISS YOU BUD!! You were always a happy kick-ass dude!!”