11:52am PT by Paula Zulian
MTV to Air Ryan Dunn Tribute
Jackass actor Ryan Dunn will be honored in a one-hour special on MTV on Monday, Nov. 28, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The special will trace Ryan's early life in Ohio, through his successful career in Jackass to his fatal car crash in June 2011.
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“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 in a statement.
Dunn's family and closest friends including Johnny Knoxville, Rob Dyrdek, Wee Man, Chris Pontius, Jeff Tremaine and Bam Margera will talk about their friendships with Dunn.
“Weaving together footage of Ryan for this special reminds us all of what a special friend he was to so many,” said Van Toffler, President of Viacom’s Music Group. “He is sorely missed by his MTV family and fans, but his mischievous, caring spirit lives on.”
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MTV will also air an all-new episode of Ridiculousness at 10 p.m., in which Ryan guest starred and Rob Dyrdek hosts. The episode is one of Dunn's final television appearances. Ryan shows his typical energetic and hilarious character, in one of the most entertaining viral videos on the web with Rob, Chanel and Sterling “Steelo” Brim.
The evening will also continue with a special presentation of Jackass 3.5 after the special tribute at 11:30 p.m.
Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze and Derek Freda are the executive producers responsible for the Ryan Dunn Tribute Special.
Dunn and his passenger, Zachary Hartwell, 30, were both killed when Dunn's Porsche 911 flew over a guard rail and crashed in June. Police later determined that Dunn was driving about 132 to 140 mph and that his blood-alcohol content was twice the legal limit.