Ryan Dunn was remembered yesterday in West Chester, Pa., as his family and many of his famous friends paid their respects to the actor after his sudden death early Monday morning. Jackass co-stars Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera attended, as did Knoxville’s wife Melissa, Margera’s parents Phil and April, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia actors Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney.
Overseas, Caleb Followill and his fellow band mates in Kings of Leon paid tribute to Dunn at their concert in London’s Hyde Park last night, urging fans to raise a glass to “a friend of ours who’s passed away.” Followill added, “This is for Ryan” before playing the Kings’ song “McFearless.”
According to reports, Dunn will be laid to rest in his home state of Ohio, with a public memorial to be announced in the near future. In lieu of flowers, Dunn’s family requested friends and fans to make a contribution to Garth Brooks’ Teammate for Kids nonprofit, which pairs professional athletes and celebrities with charities benefiting children.
Friends and family of Jackass crew member Zachary Hartwell, who also died in the crash, have planned a private memorial Saturday at 1 p.m. in West Chester.