Ryan Dunn Death: Westboro Baptist Church Threatens Service Protest

 @ibtimes on June 21 2011 11:02 PM
Steven Green (L), the director of "Gumball 3000 - The Movie," cast member Ryan Dunn (C) and Maximillion Cooper, who launched "Gumball 3000" in 1999, ham it up for photographers during the premiere of the film at Grauman's Chinese
Steven Green (L), the director of "Gumball 3000 - The Movie," cast member Ryan Dunn (C) and Maximillion Cooper, who launched "Gumball 3000" in 1999, ham it up for photographers during the premiere of the film at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, February 19, 2004. Reuters

The notorious Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. announced Tuesday that its members will protest any public service held for 'Jackass' star Ryan Dunn, who died on Monday in a high speed car accident, according to Daily Local of West Chester in Pennsylvania.

The church has a history of protesting high-profile burials, often calling deaths a punishment from God. The group has been denounced as radical by many Christian organizations.

WBC will picket any public memorial/funeral held for Dunn, warning all not to make a mock of sin, and to fear and obey God, the group said in a news release. It's headline states: Ryan Dunn is in hell!

DellaVechia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc said services and interment for Dunn will be private. A public memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Dunn, 34, is survived by his immediate family which includes his father, mother, a sister and two brothers, according to the Home.

Dunn's Friend, Zachary Daniel Hartwell, 30, was also killed in the accident. His funeral will be held on June 25 at the Home.

Both died of blunt and thermal trauma due in the pre-dawn hours on Monday, according to city officials.

The accident involving Dunn's Porsche 911 took place at approximately 2:38 a.m. on Route 322 in the area of Pottsdown Pike, according to David J. Garver, Chief Deputy Coroner for the Chester County Coroner's Office.

The car was fully engulfed in flames in the woods when police arrived, according to West Goshen police.

Speed may have been a contributing factor to the accident, police said.

Both occupants were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Chester County Coroner's Office.

Toxicology tests on their bodies are being conducted and will be released by the West Goshen Township Police Department upon receipt of the written report of the findings.

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