June 28, 2011 05:47 AM by Lisa Princ
It’s been a week since we learned of the tragic death of MTV‘s Jackass star Ryan Dunn and now co-star and good friend, Johnny Knoxville opens up about the death and his emotional goodbye. Read on for more…
To Johnny Knoxville, Ryan Dunn was not just his Jackass co-star but a dear friend, so much so that Johnny referred to Ryan as his “brother” and says he is completed “devastated” by the 34 year old’s tragic death.
Johnny recently published a blog post in tribute to his fallen co-star saying: “You’ll have to excuse me, I’m just very sad because I lost my brother and my world got about 134 per cent less funny. I don’t know what else to say right now, so I will close with I love you, Ryan. I have a lot of emotions swirling, but I want you to know I love you so very much.”
Johnny also admitted that he couldn’t even speak properly at Ryan’s service last week because he was so broken up as he added: “What came out were the mumblings of a man trying his best not to cry, and I wasn’t even successful at that.” Despite his emotions, the Jackass ringleader feels that Ryan’s spirit will live on in himself, Bam, and Dunn’s longtime girlfriend, Angie.
The hardest thing for Johnny right now is not having Ryan there to talk to when he needs his friend the most. Johnny gushed about what a great friend Ryan Dunn was as he added: “Sometimes I would fall with him because his spirit was very contagious. 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.”
Johnny Knoxville knows that his friend Ryan would want him to laugh and not cry as he also mentioned that Ryan lived his life laughing and always wanted others to laugh with him. It may be hard to laugh though at a time like this, but we hope in time all of Ryan’s loved ones will be laughing again, knowing that he is laughing with them!
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