Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) in Topeka, Kan., notorious for protesting high-profile burials, said Jackass star who died in a tragic car crash on Monday, is in hell and vowed to protest any public funeral service held for him.
The church, which is known for its extreme stand against homosexuality and other controversial issues, said it will picket any public memorial/funeral service held for Dunn.
WBC, which has criticized Dunn as arrogant and a proud sinner, issued a warning to the public not to make a mock of sin, & to fear & obey God.
Ryan Dunn is in hell! the headline of the statement issued by the church read.
Dunn is scheduled to be laid down to rest at the DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home in Pennsylvania on June 25. Services and interment are private, a public memorial service will be announced at a later date, the funeral home stated on its official site.
Dunn, star of shows like Jackass, Viva la Bam, and Homewrecker, had a penchant for peril. Hence, when news spread that he died in a car crash on Monday, everybody thought it was a joke.
But when the realization dawned that the Jackass star had indeed perished when his Porsche 911 GT3, which was running at over 130 mph, veered off the road, flipped into the air, crashed into a patch of trees and caught fire, grief overcame the nation. The accident took place approximately at 2:38 a.m. on Route 322 in the area of Pottsdown Pike.
According to West Goshen Police Chief Michael Carroll, the crash was the worst he's seen in his entire career. I've never seen a car destroyed in an automobile accident the way this car was, even before it caught on fire, Carroll told Radar Online. The automobile actually came apart. It was unbelievable and I've been on a lot of fatal accident scenes. This was by far the worst I've ever seen.
And, even as tributes poured in, critic Roger Ebert criticized Dunn and his friends, tweeting Friends don't let Jackasses drink and drive.
Dunn, 34, is survived by his immediate family which includes his father, mother, a sister and two brothers, according to the Home.