Film critic Roger Ebert apologized for his controversial tweet regarding Ryan Dunn, which caused an outrage with the most vehement response emanating from Dunn's friend and co-star Margera, saying he was probably too quick to Tweet.
Ebert blogged about the situation on his website saying: To begin with, I offer my sympathy to Ryan Dunn's family and friends, and to those of Zachary Hartwell, who also died in the crash,”.
I mean that sincerely. It is tragic to lose a loved one. I also regret that my tweet about the event was considered cruel. It was not intended as cruel. It was intended as true,” He added.
After hearing reports on Monday that Ryan Dunn died from injuries sustained in a fatal car crash in Pennsylvania, Ebert had 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.
Ebert explained that he had no way of knowing if Ryan Dunn was drunk at the time of his death.
“What I knew before posting my tweet was that not long before his death, he posted a photo on Tumbler showing himself drinking with two friends,” Ebert said.
But the film critic famous for his upward and downward turning thumbs stands by his comments on drunk and drive saying, “I do know that nobody has any business driving on a public highway at 110mph, as some estimated - or fast enough, anyway, to leave a highway and fly through 40 yards of trees before crashing.”
Ryan Dunn died at approximately 3.a.m. on June 20th morning in West Goshen, Pennsylvania, after his 2007 Porshe 911 GT3, which was capable of hitting 190 mph, skidded off the road, hit a tree and burn in flames. The accident killed Dunn and a co-passenger who has been identified as Zac Hartwell.
An autopsy was performed and results revealed that the daredevil star passed away due to blunt force from impact and thermal trauma when flames engulfed his Porsche. Both Dunn and his passenger were dead before ambulances arrived.
Dunn was famous for his willingness to be harmed for the sake of entertainment and fun. He starred in three TV shows -Jackass, Viva la Bam, and Homewrecker, all of which showcased his penchant for peril.