Ryan Dunn's Death: Fan Bids $10,000 for Death Announcement on Ebay

on June 23 2011 10:52 AM
Ryan Dunn
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

Ryan Dunn's front page newspaper death announcement is up for auction on ebay, with a current bid of $10,100.

The Daily Local News cover headline reads 'Jackass' Star Killed and is accompanied by a large image of mourners gathering at the scene of the crash, with a small photo of Dunn inset on the bottom right corner. The newspaper is dated Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

The UK-based newspaper The Mirror first reported the ebay auction story earlier today.

The seller - known only as 'jayne918' - has also listed a second newspaper with a cover story of the Jackass star's death, this time from the Philadelphia Daily News. The bid for that paper is currently $1,025.

Jayne918, who has 100% positive feedback, has a history of posting vintage and collector's items.

The auction of the Daily Local News issue ends early this afternoon, and currently has 16 bids. The description reads:

'UP FOR AUCTION IS THE NEWSPAPER WITH THE NOTICE OF DEATH OF RYAN DUNN JACKASS STAR. IT IS ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE PAPER WHERE HE LIVED AND DIED WEST CHESTER, PA, IN CHESTER COUNTY. THIS IS A NEW UNREAD NEWSPAPER. PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS. THANKS FOR LOOKING !!'

Ryan Dunn was killed early Monday morning in a car accident in or near his hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Dunn was driving his Porsche at a speed of over 130 MPH when he hit a guardrail, propelling the sportscar into the woods where it erupted into flames. The accident killed the Jackass star and his passenger, Zachary Hartwell, instantly. Ryan Dunn had a blood alcohol level of .196 at the time.

No other substances were found in his blood other than the alcohol, West Goshen Police Chief Michael Carroll told Chester County's Daily Local News.

I've never seen a car destroyed in an automobile accident the way this car was even before it caught on fire, Carroll previously told RadarOnline. The automobile actually came apart. It was unbelievable and I've been on a lot of fatal accident scenes. This is by far the worse I've ever seen.

Dunn was driving a 2007 Porsche 911 GT3, a luxury sportscar that can go from 0 to 60 MPH in just four seconds, and has a top speed of 192 MPH.

Both his blood alcohol and speed levels were well more than twice the legal limit. A person with a blood alcohol level of over .08 is considered legally drunk, and the speed limit on the stretch of Pennslyvania's Route 322 where the crash took place is 55 MPH.

Dunn was known for living dangerously. The Jackass movies involve pranks and stunts that could be dangerous: In one case, a golf cart driven recklessly by Dunn caused his passenger Johnny Knoxville to be knocked unconscious.

Dunn was also a member of the Camp Kill Yourself Crew, known as the CKY crew, led by his best friend and fellow daredevil Bam Margera.

A private memorial service was held yesterday in Pennsylviania, with a public memorial expected to be announced soon.

[Source: The Mirror]

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