He was 34 years old, he was famous for inserting a toy car up his anus and he was killed yesterday when his Porsche left the road in Pennsylvania, hit a tree and burst into a ball of flames.
So severe was the accident that Dunn was only identified by his hair and tattoos, a passenger travelling with him was also killed but authorities so far have been unable to identify the body.
The Internet has been rife with speculation over Dunn’s death and celebrity website TMZ are reporting that the Jackass star had at least six drinks before getting behind the wheel of his Porsche, following a picture Dunn himself posted up on Twitter posing with a can of beer only hours before the crash A toxicology test is to be carried out with results released later.
In the meantime a handful of celebrities have been pretty vocal about the fact Dunn may have been drunk and after American movie critic Roger Ebert tweeted: “Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive,” fellow Jackass star and long time friend Bam Margera responded with the following:
About as subtle as a toy car being inserted into one’s anus.