Johnny Knoxville, Others React to Ryan Dunn's Death

11:02 AM PST 06/20/2011 by THR staff
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Friends and an extended family of fans take to Twitter express sadness.

Ryan Dunn’s untimely death via a car crash early Monday morning stunned members of his inner circle when they heard the news, and now the sadness extends all over the nation as others learn of the auto accident.

Some who were close to him, such as his Jackass costar Johnny Knoxville, are taking to Twitter Monday to mourn.

“Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn,” Knoxville tweeted.

“My heart goes out to his family and his beloved Angie. RIP Ryan,” he added, finishing with: “I love you buddy.”

Others close to Dunn have yet to weigh in on Twitter.

Radar online reported Steve-O, another friend and Jackass compatriot was “too devastated to comment at this time” on the passing of Dunn.

Jason "Weeman" Acuna tweeted Monday that he missed his friend. "You were always a happy kick-ass dude," he said in the tweet.

Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks music/films group said in a statement Monday afternoon:
 
“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.”

Fans all over America are echoing the sentiment and feeling blue today. They are voicing as much online regarding the 34-year-old’s unexpected passing via a car accident on Facebook and Twitter.

Dunn’s name is still a top trending topic on the social networking website and he remains one of Google’s top searches Monday.

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