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Johnny Knoxville:

'I Lost My Brother Ryan Dunn'

6/20/2011 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Johnny Knoxville just took to Twitter -- expressing his sadness over the death of his friend, Ryan Dunn -- saying "Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn. My heart goes out to his family and his beloved Angie."

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Johnny continued the post saying, "RIP Ryan , I love you buddy."

Knoxville and Dunn famously goofed off in the "Jackass" films together -- and from the sound of the tweet -- it appears they were pretty close.

TMZ also spoke with Jeff Tremaine -- who starred and directed the "Jackass" movies -- who told us, "I feel like I lost a brother. Ryan Dunn was family and we are all deeply devastated."

Wee Man has also tweeted -- "RYAN DUNN-- a super awesome memory was at the J RODY walston & the business show!!! I MISS YOU BUD!! You were always a happy kick-ass dude!!"

Dunn died in a car accident this morning in Pennsylvania -- when his car sped off the road and crashed into the woods. It was "fully engulfed in flames" when police arrived on the scene.

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Lauren    

Still can't believe this. I wish Jackassworld.com was still up, then there'd be a proper place to pay tribute.

1136 days ago
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tink981    

Maybe your buddy shouldn't have gotten drunk in a bar and then got behind the wheel and tried to drive. STUPID. I have no sympathy. Just glad he didn't hit another car and kill innocent people.

1136 days ago
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reallyirked    

DRUNK DRIVER!!!! DRUNK DRIVER!!! DRUNK DRIVER

1136 days ago
4.

harry    

is he really dead?

http://cloak-and-dagger.org/2011/06/20/ryan-dunn-really-dead-or-jackass-publicity-stunt/

i thought he was really funny.

1136 days ago
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Lauren    

TMZ can you please block the trolls! FFS it's a joke. So easy for you guys to hide behind a computer. Yet you wouldn't dare say it to the faces of his friends and family. By the sounds of it most of you weren't brought up, just dragged up!

1136 days ago
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lander    

it would be great if johnny could take his place in the next Hangover film. That would be a nice tribute.

1136 days ago
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Ugne    

you superstars and all think everything is possible haha **** yee u shudnt have driven fast and all . and anyways its good he didn't hit another car where children were

1136 days ago
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victorpark    

Again, where's the loss? A-hole drinks, drives, speeds, dies. That's how these things work. Survival of the fittest.

Dumba-s-s.

1136 days ago
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STO    

JACKASS crew should learn off of your stupid life styles. You guys make tons of money doing stupid sh#t and now look what you have. Steve fried his brain and seems to be back doing stupid crap again. You guys make a lot of kids laugh with your stupid shows. Now who's laughing? Change you life and do something worth the money they pay you.

1136 days ago
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Jon    

Johnny Knoxville makes money off guys who will do self destructive things to themselves and others.
It's too bad that this young man subscribed to this mindset for acceptance and monetary reward but He was old enough to choose a different path in life.Not anymore
Sadly He's taken his own life and the life of his passenger in some Jackass inspired stunt.

1136 days ago
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lababygrl90    

you guys are heartless .. no one deserves to die for doing stupid **** .. if it was one of your friends i doubt youd be saying these things ********. R.I.P ryan dunn

1136 days ago
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Julia*Stout    

tink981 you realize that they havent accualy confirmed that he was behind the wheel however even if he was he made a mistake all HUMANS do. Dont be rude he's dead he's paid for his mistake thats enough punishment he doesnt need people like you being really insensative

1136 days ago
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thatguy666    

'lander': Did you really just confuse Ryan Dunn with Zac Galifianakis?

1136 days ago
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j    

Whats up with all the hateful comments? What a bunch of trash! My only explaination is it must be the same idiots that voted for Obama. Bunch of no brained hateful morons.
R.I.P.

1136 days ago
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Joker    

for everybody that loves jackass, he was a brother. he stold a lot of laughing. RIP

1136 days ago
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