A private memorial service for Jackass star Ryan Dunn was held in peace and without disturbance on Wednesday at the DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
'Jackass' co-stars, friends and family members of Dunn attended the ceremony. Dunn’s best friend Brandon Bam Margera and his parents April and Phil Margera, also attended.
The media and police force members were outside the funeral home in anticipation of disruptive protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church, who said they would show up for Dunn's funeral.
Dunn is survived by the love of his life, Angela M. Cuturic and his parents. In lieu of flower contributions, the obituary urged fans and friends to make donations to the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids.
The extremist Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, released Tuesday a flyer stating that its members will protest Dunn's public funeral ceremony.
The church is an independent Baptist church known for its extreme stance against homosexuality and its protest activities, which include picketing funerals and desecrating the American flag. 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 release. It's headline states: Ryan Dunn is in hell!
The WBC’s objection to Dunn was that he was a drab pervert who hawked porn-level filth to get rich from a perverse generation.
Dunn and his 30-year-old friend Zachary Daniel Hartwell, died in a car accident in Pennsylvania early Monday.The accident took place at about 2:38 am on Route 322 in the area of Pottsdown Pike, according to David J. Garver, Chief Deputy Coroner for the Chester County Coroner's Office.
During the crash, Dunn's 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 went off the road, crashed into woods and caught fire. Dunn and Hartwell were pronounced dead at the scene from blunt and thermal trauma when flames engulfed Dunn's Porsche.
Ryan Dunn's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when the 'Jackass' star died in the crash, a toxicology report released Wednesday stated.
Dunn, who was born in Medina, Ohio, moved to West Chester, Pennsylvania, in his early teens. Dunn was known for his dangerous antics and practical jokes in MTV's Jackass series and movies with his long-time friend Bam Margera.
Wednesday's service was private, hence peaceful, but that will not be the case for Dunn's public memorial service, which the Westboro Baptist Church has vowed to protest. Whether the Church succeeds in the protest remains to be seen.