Ryan Dunn, who died early Monday in a car crash, is in hell, according to a statement from Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) that threatens to protest the funeral/memorial service of the late 'Jackass' star.
WBC will picket any public memorial/funeral held for Dunn, warning all not to make a mock of sin, & to fear & obey God the Church said in a statement, with headline stating: Ryan Dunn is in hell!
In His wrath, God cut off his young man in the prime of his life because he made a mock of sin and taught his fellow man to grievously sin against God!, Dunn isn't mocking now! He's in torment, the statement reads.
Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is known for its extreme stance against homosexuality and its protest activities include picketing funerals and desecrating the American flag.
In addition to anti-gay protests at military funerals, the organization pickets other celebrity funerals that are likely to get it media attention.
Such is the case of Dunn, who has a massive fan-following through Jackass, Viva la Bam, and Homewrecker shows, all of which showcased his penchant for peril.
Dunn, 34, and his 30-year-old friend Zachary Daniel Hartwell died in a car accident in Pennsylvania early Monday. During the crash, Dunn's 2007 Porsche 911 GT3, which was going at a speed of about 130 miles per hour, went off a road, crashed into woods and caught fire.
According to police, the accident occurred at 3 a.m. on Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township and they say speed may have been a contributing factor to the accident.
I've never seen a car destroyed in an automobile accident the way this car was, even before it caught on fire, West Goshen Police Chief Michael 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.
According to the preliminary autopsy report, both persons died of blunt and thermal trauma when flames engulfed Dunn's Porsche. 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.
It seems that some people are not leaving Dunn even after his death.
To begin with, film critic Roger Ebert tweeted Friends don't let Jackasses drink and drive.
However, he apologized for his remarks after severe backlash from twitter followers that even led to a brief outage of Ebert's Facebook account.
Now, it is WBC which is running after the corpse of Dunn, threatening to protest the funeral.
However, DellaVechia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc said services and interment for Dunn will be private, while a public memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Whatever may be the case, Dunn's friends, near and dear continue to pay tribute to the daredevil.
In a tweet, fellow prankster Johnny Knoxville said, RIP Ryan, I love you buddy.
Motocross racer Carey Hart remembered Dunn, writing, You were an amazing guy and you were cut way too short. Enjoyed the times we had. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
Dunn's fans also expressed their grief on MTV.com, saying We will never forget all the laughs you gave us and Rest in peace, bro. You're pranking God now, that lucky b*****d.
We are devastated by the tragic loss of Ryan Dunn - a beloved member of the MTV family for more than a decade, Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music/Film Group, said in a statement. He made us all laugh and had the tireless enthusiastic approach to life of your favorite middle school friend. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Ryan's family and friends. The Jackass brotherhood will never be the same.
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.
He got to fame while appearing in videos alongside his friends in the Camp Kill Yourself (CKY) Crew.
The CKY videos caught the eye of Johnny Knoxville, a like-minded prankster who became the Jackass frontman and asked to include CKY clips and new footage featuring them on Jackass, which had its premiere on MTV in 2000.