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Coroner: Ryan Dunn Died Violent Death

6/21/2011 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Jackass" star Ryan Dunn and his passenger each died as result of both blunt force trauma AND the fire that consumed Dunn's Porsche during the crash Monday morning ... this according to the Chester County Coroner.

Ryan Dunn Cause of Death

The Coroner's Office just released the autopsy results for both men -- who, we're told, were each dead by the time officials arrived at the scene.

Based on the autopsy results, the crash was so violent, it seems it was impossible to determine if the two died from the impact of the crash itself or from the fire that resulted.

Officials say the toxicology results for both men -- which would help determine the role alcohol played in the crash -- will be released in 4 to 6 weeks.

TMZ previously reported, officials believe Dunn's car veered off the highway and crashed in a wooded area Monday morning ... before exploding in flames. Investigators believe speed may have been a factor in the crash.


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It is a sad day and to make it even more unbelievable is the way everybody is talking about the tradgey. I lost a 3 year old cousin to her mother drinking and driving and an 18 year old niece to another 18 year old driver. I do not blame either one of them. What people should be writting or saying is how sorry they are for their family and friends. YOU SHOW LOVE AND SUPPORT!!!!!None of the name calling and talking bad helps the family and friends. If anybody to this day says a bad word about my cousin or neice I will defend them with all my power. At this time whatever you say to them in a bad way hurts. Just like Ryan didnt set to kill his friend that is just how it ended for both of them. Remember we are not perfect and you never know when something could happen to you. !!!(like running a stop sign while talking on your cell phone and hitting somebody and killing them yeah it happens) His family has to hear all of the negative things and that really makes it painfull for them, they are left here to deal with all of this, and trust me when I say this but they are reading what everybody is writting. Been ther and done that!!! They are in shock and they need our love and support. It is a shame what happened, just dont make this into a mouth battle. This is where we should come together and show how great of fans we are and will always be!!!!!

1220 days ago


Okay.. So really i think alotta people needa rethink before you post stuff. Yea he mighta been drinking.. But his family an friends are inna lot of pain, Im sure they see this stuff an people on here dont act like they even care about anyone elses feeling but there own.. I mean come on think a little before posting. No one really kno's what happend that night in that car but ryan an zach, Yea you might have your oppinion but show some respect, They still have people in this world that care.. R.I.P ryan dunn you'll be missed...

1220 days ago


Lived like a Jackass. Died like a Jackass.

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1220 days ago


To the comment about not having enough money for a cab, Are you a
Moron! how much do you think it costs to drink till drunk at a bar or night club. That's the problem, everybody makes excuses for
bad decisions and actions. I'm also tired of hearing about bartenders being responsible for other idiots decisions. When people start taking responsibility in this country maybe then will things change. Grow up America! you and only you are responsible for your actions, own! them.

1220 days ago


Its amazing! to me how so many people act like we lost some great member of society, some great talent loss! the guy was a Jackass! he drank all the time shoved things in his ass drank piss, oh my god! we lost a good! one yesterday. I only hope just 1 of these kids who think what these guys do is cool, gets a wake up call and realizes Oh! that's why they call them jackasses! personally I think they got that name because Dumb ********! wasn't allowed on t.v.

1220 days ago


Id say he lived as a Jackass! died a dumb ass drunk!

1220 days ago


so can we say he was guilty of gross negligents homicide whats the sentance for that now a day? I dont understand why these rich actors or celebs or whatever they are called, just dont hire a driver for a night on the town,it couldent cost them more than a couple hundrend and it doesnot endanger anyone. the car should be used for high school drivers ed or in drunk driving videos, such a shame.

1220 days ago


"Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexual prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor (((DRUNKARDS))), nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God." -- 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

GOD says what HE means and means what HE says. Ryan Dunn is just now finding that out. Ryan Dunn can't repent ... but YOU still can, dear reader.

1220 days ago


So disgustingly sickening that so many people showed up at the bar to get a piece of him, drank the drinks he bought them, AND THEN not a single one of them had the heart to make sure he didnt get behind the wheel!

1220 days ago


And the surgeon general has ordered graphic labels of how cigarettes kill on packs redundent.

1220 days ago


what a dumb ass why would no one ever offer to ride instead of him R>I>P ryan dunn sorry bam i know how you feel

1220 days ago


"jpierce26 1 day ago If there were “warning signs” the night of Dunn’s crash, how come the bartender hadn’t cut him off or how come his friends at the bar didn’t call a cab?" EXACTLY!! AND, yes he did killed that other guy. SORRY, NO SUGARCOATIG FROM ME.

1220 days ago


The problem is that with drinking and driving, most of us (not all of us) have done it at some time or another. And most of us (not all of us) have gotten a DUI and changed our lives around. But very much like with any vice, having a friend that has done it or multiple friends, won't make you change until you decide to change yourself. I am not in any way condoning this, I'm just saying that this is the reality. Sometimes we think we are invincible and clearly we aren't. It's bad judgement and a bad system. Someday, maybe, you will have to take a breathalyzer test before you leave a bar... how bad would that be? How awful would it be to have to call someone or stay at a friends or a hotel?

1220 days ago


I wonder if he wasn't a jackass star if any of you would still comment on this. It is truley sad that 2 people died. We are all responsible for our own choices, including the passenger who got in the car with him. What would you have said if he was drunk walking home and got hit my a car and died? This is an accident and I feel for the 2 families who lost their loved ones. We all would like to think we are immortal, but we are not. For all of you who write the bulls**t comments about this, remember the next time you have even have one drink and get behind the wheel. Your choice could kill someone and how would your family feel if people made these comments about you. Loss is never easy under any cir****tance accident or not. Stupity or not, where is the compassion? This is what is so wrong with this country. All of you who make these comments must be right wing christian conservatives, another thing wrong with this country.

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