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Stunts With Love Tribute To Ryan Dunn

Updated on April 27, 2012

Ryan Dunn - We Miss You!

We Miss You, Ryan Dunn!!
We Miss You, Ryan Dunn!! | Source

Stunts With Love - Our Tribute To Ryan And The Jackass Family

We didn't have cable where we were staying, my friend and I. Not radio. Not even internet. We were up all night that night, plotting a trip. A trip far to the next county over, just for something to do. A trip that would be considered Jackass itself, along what we consider Hell's Highway.

Somewhere through the wee morning hours though, we both felt pulverized. Something was effecting us both and, instead of heading out at 4 a.m., we decided to sit back, relax, and throw on Jackass 3D before hitting the sac.

We already believe there are no coincidences. We even figured our disturbance was from our recently departed pet. We wouldn't know until late the next evening.

We've done what we could to watch from afar and send our prayers. J.K., Bam, we feel you brothers, the rest of you, too, we're with you in heart and spirit. Heck, we even had a silent moment just before we tazed each other in our own Jackass salute to a loving hunk of someone named Ryan Dunn and his Jackass friends and loving family.

He lived it up, as we all should, and I think it's how he'd love to be remembered. Here's to you, bro!

- Christopher Lee Dapo

Dear Jackass Friends

I promised myself I would write this tribute soon. It's hard to find the words to describe how much Jackass and Ryan Dunn mean to me. When my friend and I found out Ryan had passed, it really knocked us over. We have been watching Jackass for years.

I myself have formed such an admiration and respect for his stunts that goes back years and years. Ryan performed his stunts with such grit determination and a sense of humor that is admirable. I remember the Toro-totter where he got attacked the first and the worst but he pulled through. I remember the car in the butt which he volunteered for and even Steve-O didn't want to do. I remember the riot control test, which is one of the hardest he did and yet, once again he bounced back with barely a complaint, even pausing to check and make sure that Bam and Knoxville were okay - because that was just the kind of friend he was.

I think its interesting that the first movie showed Ryan Dunn as an old man and yet, sadly, he never got the chance to grow old. In a strange coincidence, James Dean, the actor who also died in a motor vehicle accident, was also portrayed as an old man at the end of his last movie, Giant, but yet he too died young.

I find it nostalgic that they showed all of the Jackass crew in number 3 as they looked when they were young. One of my favorite parts of the movie is when they sang the "Memories" song, and how Ryan was there to sing it with them - for the last time.

Ryan Dunn was an amazing person. He is gone but not forgotten. Many will continue to mourn this amazing man.

We miss you, Ryan.

Love S.


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      Christopher Dapo and S. 6 years ago from Havelock, NC

      Very true, Haha.

      Nice name, btw! :D

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      haha 6 years ago

      i dont get why people say that hes not dead. even the dumbasses at jackass wouldnt joke obout something as seireis as death

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      Christopher Dapo and S. 6 years ago from Havelock, NC

      Finally added the portion of the tribute from my friend, S. We will be happy to see anyone add theirs as well, Ryan will never be forgotten.

      - Christopher & S.

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      Christopher Dapo and S. 6 years ago from Havelock, NC

      Thank you kindly, jami.

      My friend and I were about to take a trip, on our bikes no less, three towns down about a 23 mile stretch of highway the night he died. We had no idea what was going on but we both felt something awful had happened and we decided to stay home - and watch Jackass 3D of all things.

      My friend is working on their own dedicated piece that I'll include here once it's ready.

      For those who would like to see some footage of Dunn and the other Jackass crew in action, I'm posting the link to the tribute done by Mikeydoes:

      You can also check the official website here:

      - and -

      (they are both the same site)

      Thanks for your support to a great guy!

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      jami l. pereira 6 years ago

      Beautiful tribute to im guessing your friend , an author , a movie star ... i know jackass is a movie , but im not familiar with it or anyone in it , so im guessing again that thats it , one of them must have passed , anyways , this was a very nice hub and tribute :)voted up for the writing skills and interesting as well.