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Ryan Dunn PICTURED Before Fatal Crash

6/21/2011 2:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Roughly two hours before "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn crashed his Porsche and died Monday morning ... he posed for pics with fans in a Philly-area bar ... glassy-eyed and flushed. 

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The pics show Ryan and his friends drinking at around 1 AM at a bar called Barnaby's of America in West Chester.

After downing at least 3 beers and 3 shots in 4-hours ...Ryan hit the road in his Porsche 911 GT3.

At around 2:38 AM, Ryan crashed -- killing himself and an unidentified passenger.

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Officials later identified the passenger who was killed in the fatal crash as 30-year-old Zachary Hartwell ... a friend who had been hanging with Dunn at a Philly-area bar earlier in the night.

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Cops say both Dunn and Hartwell (pictured above right) both died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash around 2:38 AM Monday morning.

Sources who were at the bar with the two men tell us Dunn had intended to drop Hartwell off at his home ... and then Dunn planned to hang out with another friend after that.

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.



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Margera RIPS Ebert -- SHUT UP About Ryan Dunn


Bam Margera is FURIOUS with Roger Ebert -- telling the the movie critic to shut his "fat f**king mouth" over a tweet Ebert posted yesterday, criticizing Bam's friend and "Jackass" co-star Ryan Dunn for drinking and driving ... just hours after Dunn passed away.

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After TMZ posted the story that Dunn was seen drinking at a Philly-area bar before his fatal crash, Ebert posted a tweet that read, "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive."

After a day of silence, Bam finally went to his Twitter to BLAST Ebert late Monday night ... saying, "I just lost my best friend, I have been crying hysterical for a full day and piece of s**t roger ebert has the gall to put in his 2 cents about a jackass drunk driving and [he is] one, f**k you!"

Bam added, "Millions of people are crying right now, shut your fat f**king mouth!"

Roger Ebert later posted on his blog he "was probably too quick to tweet" about the car crash that killed Ryan Dunn yesterday ... explaining that his post was "not intended as cruel."


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The film's director, Adam Shankman, posted the above photo on his Twitter, with the message "Ladies and gents: first look at tom cruise as stacee jaxx! First day of shooting!"

It sounds like last week was actually Tom's first day on set, with Shankman also saying he filmed a scene with Def Leppard. Click the pic to zoom in on Tom's tattoos.

While Tom just started -- shooting actually started last month -- with co-stars Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand all spotted on set.

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"That's a new low!!" Madison wrote on her Twitter Saturday as photos surfaced of Hef's runaway bride reading her new Playboy by the Wet Republic pool. "That's disgusting and whoever booked her is tacky!"

When another Twitter user asked whether a reality TV crew would be following Harris, Madison added "trust me, NO ONE is interested in filming Crystal! She left Lifetime high and dry while filming a 2 hour special!"

Looks like Harris took notice, Tweeting "Hard times show your real friends..." to which Holly replied "No. They show HEF's real friends."


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Addie    

Ya' know ... we buried my 18 yr old lil' brother 31 years ago Sunday night . . . thanks to a drunk driver. So the obnoxious "ST*U, I've been crying all day . . . I lost my best friend" folks, can KMA. I've been crying for 31 years . . . I had to live with it thanks to a drunk driver. Wake up, you jackwagons! Ebert was right . . . and I'm sure Zach's parents are feeling the same way about now.

1159 days ago
17.

the shadow    

another ass

1159 days ago
18.

Amber    

You know, I have been wondering for an awfully long time why these stupid boys have the need to fly in the face of life with all of their dangerous stunts. Excuse me for being a downer(not), but life is precious and meant to be cherished and honored, not trashed and treated as something disposable. I'd love to see these young men sit down and think about what has happened, and reevaluate their own lives, while they still have lives to enjoy.
Peace

1159 days ago
19.

howard    

Drunk Driving! Nice... Too bad he wasnt in a suburban with the entire Jackass crew. Who cares!
ets see some pix of Piper Middleton!!!!

1159 days ago
20.

Gobuenogo    

It doesn't matter if you liked the stars of jackass or not, the point is he was a human being and the loss of any human life is sad. If one of your friends died in a crash because they were drunk would you say they deserved to die?

1159 days ago
21.

kittykat    

And that BAM is called freedom of speech - too bad you dont like it!

1159 days ago
22.

Addie    

If one of your friends died in a crash because they were drunk would you say they deserved to die?

No . . . I would say they were selfish, self centered and had no regard for human life.

1159 days ago
23.

Regis    

Don't want to seem insensitive but no suprise here! You live like a jackass and you die like a jackass! What a waste and really why would this surprise anyone? The movies may be funny but death by alcohol in real life is not so funny, is it?

1159 days ago
24.

darthofer    

Wonder, did they wake up in Heaven or Hell? Need to think about it, never know when...

1159 days ago
25.

bosox406    

another drunk driver dead. who gives a rat's ass. the only person deserving of some empathy and sympathy is the passenger. and not all that much because he willingly got into a vehicle w/a drunk driver.

1159 days ago
26.

Weinstein    

Drinking and driving a Porsche on a country road, late at night, do not mix. Guy was not a professional driver and probably had a tough enough time handling a Porsche at high speed while sober. Eber was correct. It is time to wake up about drinking and driving; especially with such a lethal machine. What if he had hit someone else and also killed them.

1159 days ago
27.

Rich    

While it was irresponsible for Ryan to drive while under the influence of alcohol (it is doubtful he was under the legal limit and was definitely influenced), it is still extremely sad that he and his friend died and I feel terrible for their families.

1159 days ago
28.

Addie    

TO James: For my part, I bear no hatred towards Dunn - actually, that is my maiden name. My only point has been - drunk driving kills and leaves a lot of pain behind. Just wish people would think of that while they're having their "jolly good time" . . . because that good time comes with a price.

1159 days ago
29.

Rally71    

My son loved the series "Jackass," as well as the movie......I wasn't a huge fan, but anyone dying so young is a tragedy. And to those who feel negative comments are necessary.......would anyone miss you if you died, a-hole?

1159 days ago
30.

paul    

It's always a tragedy when someone dies needlessly. But this guy was a celebrity; well known and well-off. As evidenced by his photo, surrounded by hotties (which also begins with ho). If he was a nobody, there would not be anywhere near the ruckus, nor would there be the excuses. The truth is, he is dead, because of who he was, and how he lived. Learn from this,or fall prey to this. It's your life.

1159 days ago
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