Bam Margera's mum told Ryan Dunn he was going to die in a car crash years before it actually happened
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Bam Margera’s mum April said she warned Ryan Dunn he would die in a car crash years before it happened.
Jackass star Dunn, 34, and 30-year-old Zachary Hartwell, a production assistant on Jackass Number Two, both died in a car crash in June 2011.
Dunn had been behind the wheel of his Porsche when he veered off the road in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and smashed into a guard rail before the car burst into flames.
Dunn’s fellow Jackass stars were left devastated by his death, with the company saying in a statement at the time the ‘sadness was overwhelming’.
In a segment on Fox 29, a tearful Margera was interviewed at the roadside where he said: "I was in Arizona when I heard. I was with some friends having the best time ever and... at 12.30 I just started punching out the windows of the rental van and ripping out the speakers.
"I don't even know why. I wasn't mad at anything or anybody. And if it was 12.30 there that means it was exactly when he crashed.
"He was the happiest person ever. The smartest guy. So much talent and he had so many things going for him. It's just not right. It's not right."
Margera then broke down in tears, before adding: "Do you know how horrible it is being on an airplane for six hours, not being with everybody? Just stuck in an airplane.
"It was the worst phone call I've ever got in my life - waking up to that."
In a 2017 Vice documentary Epicly Later'd, Margera’s mum April - who was the first person to confirm the sad news with the public - said she had previously warned Dunn about his driving.
In an emotional clip, she said: “I always said to Ryan, ‘dude you’re going to die in a car crash if you don’t slow down, you drive like a fricking maniac’.
“He said, ‘you forgot one thing Ape - fiery, a fiery car crash’.”
On what would have been his 45th birthday this June, several Jackass castmates paid tribute to the late stunt performer.
In a post on Instagram, Steve-O wrote: "Happy Birthday, Mom and Ryan… I love and miss you both…”
While Johnny Knoxville also shared a picture of Dunn, writing: "Happy birthday Ryan, we sure love and miss you buddy."
Jackass co-creator Jeff Tremaine wrote: "Ryan, you are always on our mind. Happy Birthday!"
Topics: Celebrity, Jackass, Bam Margera