Ryan Dunn, star of MTV‘s hit show Jackass, was killed in a car accident early this morning. The 34-year-old and another passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, after their vehicle hit a tree and burst into flames near the stars home in West Goshen, Pennsylvania.
His body was so badly burnt that he had to be identified by his tattoos, according to NBC Philadelphia.
A source tells US website TMZ that Dunn drank ‘at least’ three light beers and three shots between 10.30pm and 2.10am at Barnaby’s of America bar before the accident.
President of MTV Networks Music/Films Group Van Toffler paid tribute to Dunn in a statement.
“We are devastated by the tragic loss of Ryan Dunn – a beloved member of the MTV family for more than a decade,” he explained.
“He made us all laugh and had the tireless enthusiastic approach to life of your favourite middle school friend,” the statement continued.
“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Ryan’s family and friends. The Jackass brotherhood will never be the same.”