Ryan Dunn said 'dying was the best thing to ever happen to me' in movie which nearly wasn't released
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In the last film he ever appeared in, Ryan Dunn said a certain line in its trailer which is all rather eerie over 12 years after his death.
Dunn was an US stunt performer, comedian and actor who was remembered by his nearest and dearest as the 'go-to guy for outrageous stunts that even such stalwarts as Steve-O weren't willing to try' - quite the name, eh?
In June 2011, Dunn was returning from a West Chester bar with Zachary Hartwell, a production assistant on Jackass Number Two.
Dunn was driving his Porsche 911 GT3 when it veered off the road and struck a tree, after which the car burst into flames at the scene in the state of Pennsylvania.
Both Dunn, 34 and Hartwell, 30, were killed in the crash.
Just hours before the fatal accident, Dunn posted a photo to his Twitter account of him and Hartwell drinking at a bar.
A toxicology report later showed a blood alcohol content of 0.196 percent in Dunn's system - which is more than twice the state's legal limit of 0.08 percent.
A police report at the time also stated speed may have been a contributing factor in the crash, with preliminary investigations suggesting the car was going between 132 and 140 mph.
The tragic news devastated many people in the industry, including Dickhouse Productions - a company Dunn had worked very closely with.
In a statement at the time, they said: "I don't really know what to say right now everybody, because the sadness is overwhelming, but today we lost one of our own. Our brother Ryan Dunn has passed.
"Our hearts go out to his family and his beloved Angie. Ryan will be missed and remembered by us all."
Later in 2011, the film Living Will was released - a project where Dunn played a ghost called Belch following his best friend.
But the trailer for the film - which was released not long before Dunn's death - had a certain line in it which is now extremely eerie.
The trailer opens with the quote: "Call no man happy till he is dead," before Dunn's character says: "Being dead is the best thing that ever happened to me. Eve."
The movie was nearly not released, with filmmakers considering delaying it or even canceling it altogether.
However, the comedy was released in its scheduled October 2011 slot, though it wasn't particularly liked by critics and fans alike.
In Living Will, Dunn starred with the likes of Bam Margera and April Scott.