Overcome with emotion and unable to truly convey his feelings while speaking at Ryan Dunn's memorial service last Wednesday, Johnny Knoxville wrote a touching blog post to his late friend and "Jackass" co-star, who died in a high speed car crash last week.
Dunn was buried in his hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Earlier in the week, another friend and "Jackass" co-star, Bam Margera, broke down while visiting the site of the accident.
Below is an excerpt of the blog entry; the whole thing can be read over at Dickhouse.tv, the official production company website of the "Jackass" crew.
I felt 34-percent funnier when I was with Ryan, but I guess everyone did. He had such a hair trigger laugh reflex. He lived his life wanting to laugh and wanting you to laugh with him. He would cackle really f*cking loud, too, and it wasn't uncommon that he would fall over from it. Sometimes I would fall with him because his spirit was very contagious.
He wasn't incapable of seriousness, though. Ryan was a great listener. If you were having troubles, he was always someone you could go sit down and talk to. Granted, most of our sitting down was actually standing up playing pool together, but he was always there if you were sad about something. That's why all this is even harder because right now I really need to talk to him but I can't.
Ryan also had an enormous capacity to love. His friends and family got a lot, but a lion's share of that went to his sweet and beautiful Angie. If he wasn't with her he would be talking about her. More times than not he would smile wide through that filthy ass beard of his and say something along the lines of, "How did I ever luck up and land her?" Well, it sure wasn't because of the way he smelled that's for sure. (Dunn despised water and rarely bathed.) It was because he had a pure, open heart, and many other qualities of which I am writing about now.