Jackass‘ Ryan Dunn was buried a few day ago, after dying in a fiery car crash last week in his home town of West Chester. Some of his fellow Jackass stars have been writing online tributes to Dunn in the days after his funeral. Below is a piece of Johnnie Knoxville‘s post, who writes he was so upset at the funeral he couldn’t properly offer parting words to his friend.
At Ryan’s memorial Wednesday night in West Chester, people were invited up to the microphone to say a few words about his life, whatever they were feeling at that moment. I walked to the podium and tried to share memories of my dear friend, but the words were just spinning in my head. What came out were the mumblings of a man trying his best not to cry, and I wasn’t even successful at that. I didn’t break down, because I knew Angie or his family didn’t need to see that, but I also didn’t get to properly convey what Ryan meant to me. I won’t be able to do that here either, but I will try.
Dunn, incidentally, had a run as a columnist for his local Chester County Daily Local News. His writing was comic and ranting and probably better suited to the Internet. But he was entertaining enough that if we lived in his town we would have picked up the paper every week.