Cineaste Robert Ebert published a post saying he was sorry to Jackass star Ryan Dunn's friends, who were offended by his earlier tweets, on his blog.

The post went up and was announced on Ebert's  Twitter page just moment ago.

 It is tragic to lose a loved one, Ebert wrote, I also regret that my tweet about the event was considered cruel.

But the film critic famous for his upward and downward turning thumbs stands by his comments on drunk driving.

He also said, It was intended as true.

Jackass' Ryan Dunn, considered to be the most handsome man on that show by many American women, was killed late last night on a rural route in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania

There is an uproar over cineaste Roger Ebert's tweet in response to the event:

Some 19 hours ago, @ebertchicago  (Roger Ebert) tweeted:

Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive.

Ryan Dunn's fans have lashed out against Ebert in response to what they believe was an insensitive, untimely comment that didn't value Ryan Dunn's life and the loss thereof.

Profanity in the tweets abounded. Perhaps that's how the Jackass star would have wanted it.

See photos taken of Ryan Dunn's last hours here.