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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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Folks, yes he was impaired. Yes, he may have been avoiding a deer. yes, the alcohol didn't help his reaction time. I lost my best friend of 35 years not long ago to an alcohol related crash. It doesnt matter who was right and who was wrong. The damage has been done. Family and friends get to stay behind and suffer the consequences. Nothing good comes out of it. It could happen to anyone you know or love at any moment, and you will be standing there with a bunch of questions as to why it happened. Count your blessings. Dont put yourself in that situation. Try to keep the ones you love from doing it as well. At last, have a little respect for this guy's loved ones. They dont need your stupid juvinile commentary. There is nothing you can say that can hurt them worse than they are already suffering. But for the grace of God, you can be in their place.

1032 days ago


good for you people that you put the equasion of drinking plus driving could equal death. Wow. Dunn didn't kill that guy. No one held a gun to his head and said get in the car.You do know the signs when to cut someone off as a bartender. If he wasn't cut off, maybe he wasn't bad. He stayed at the bar till after closing. You would have thought that someone would have noticed. As for the stupid comment that my life might go up in flames....Idiot... I live in small town america, am a stay ay home mom/domestic goddess, go to church, college and I am married to a wonderful Iraqi veteran......I have never had a drop to drink in my life, nor do I ever do anything illegal....I highly doubt my life will go up in flames. Don't talk crap if you don't know someone. Idiot! No, a bartender isn't a babysitter, but they are a responsible party in the actions of their customers, especially a well known one. Please don't reproduce idiot.

1032 days ago


Not the first time he had a vehicle shoved up his manhole...poor Knoxville and Bam, how will they fill the immense talent void? Shut up the pair of you and get real jobs...

1032 days ago


Jesus Martinez, not your real name, you're an ass. And all the other people spewing hate and sh(* on here, whether you liked Ryan or not, he had family and people who loved him. If you are not a fan of his, or you don't have something nice to say, do as your mama should have taught you and don't say anything. God help you if one of your loved ones does something and the worms come out to spew hate and stupidity on them in your little hometown, community, graffiti on your wall. What has happened to human compassion?

1032 days ago

en Todo Momento!! is the gov-gov wringing their hands, trying to find work/jobs for people, or something??? DUDE! LOOOK!! ATTT THE CAAARRR!! IT'S TOTALED!! A TOTAL WRECK!! THE DUDE WAS EFFIN DRUNK AS A GOAT! HE WAS SPEEDING!! IN A FRIGGEN P O R S C H E!!! CASE CLOSED!! who is trying to 'INVESTIGATE' durrrrr! the 'cause of death'?? some team of investigative morons???? geeeeze, kollar!!

1032 days ago


KJT, I noticed the same thing, another set of tire marks. If he was racing, the person should do the right thing and come forward...... shed some light on what happened.

1032 days ago

Former Bartender    

I was a bartender for over 10 years. A bartender is trained to look for signs of intoxication like slurred speech,drowsiness, agitation, incoordination etc. If someone shows these signs they can be refused another drink. A bartender CAN'T take someone's keys or prevent them from driving. Before convicting the bartender consider these things:if someone is a regular drinker they can be legally intoxicated and show no signs of intoxication, Ryan Dunn was probably served drinks from several servers, or people bought him drinks, so noone had an exact count of how many he had. Finally, if the bar was busy, it's possible Ryan was in his car before the staff realized he had left the bar.

1032 days ago


Whether this man died from a gunshot wound, getting hit by a train or by drinking and driving, it is still very sad to lose Ryan. He was one funny MOFO on those Jackass movies. It really is a shame that this young dude has passed so early and so violently. See ya soon Ryan.


1032 days ago


Wow, there is an incredible amount of wannabe comedians who have just repeated each other and what real comedians have already said. Go back to your cubicles and move on with your lives. Your futures are not in comedy.

1032 days ago

Marc a bar owner in Portland, you are absolutely responsible for over-serving your customers. In fact, when you are running a bar you must keep a log on when someone is visibly intoxicated and it is then illegal to continue to serve them alcohol.

1032 days ago


This is awful. I can't get over the fact that the only thing some people see in this tragedy is a chance to get on their soapboxes just to say something that has already been said a million times over. Enough is enough. No one knows what happened. This is all speculation. Please stop, it is what it is. It's over...

1032 days ago


Stupid kills....was a miracle he survived as long as he did. Just because he was famous; doesn't mean he wasn't stupid folks.

Pretty sure we aren't missing much; not like his contribution to society was solving cold fusion.

1032 days ago


It sounds odd, but at least he was drunk so he wont have felt all the pain.

1032 days ago


Why dont you guys find something better to ******* write about then commenting on a mans death....specially with crapy ass ballades. get a ******* life and show some respect

1032 days ago


He new better,he was an adult,that took a life also, yup what a jack ass!!

1032 days ago
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