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Roger Ebert: I Tweeted Too Soon About Ryan Dunn's Death

Roger Ebert: I Tweeted Too Soon About Ryan Dunn's Death

Originally posted 06/21/2011 02:00PM

He's standing by his message, but Roger Ebert admits he may have said it too soon.

Following a Tweet implying that the death of daredevil Ryan Dunn was linked to drunk driving – "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive," the film critic said – Ebert is offering his apologies to Dunn's fans, family and friends, including Dunn's Jackass costar Bam Margera.

"I have no way of knowing if Ryan Dunn was drunk at the time of his death," Ebert, 69, writes on his Chicago Sun-Times blog. "I don't know what happened in this case, and I was probably too quick to Tweet."

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Was Ryan Dunn Drinking Before Fatal Car Crash?

UpdatePosted 06/21/2011 09:00AM

Roger Ebert Under Fire for Ryan Dunn Tweet

Originally posted 06/20/2011 06:00PM

Jackass fans were devastated over the car accident that killed stuntman Ryan Dunn and a passenger on Monday.

But was Dunn to blame?

The film critic Roger Ebert was quick to pick up on reports that Dunn, 34, had been at a bar before the crash, Tweeting, "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive."

So far, police in West Goshen Township, Pa., have said only that the vehicle's "speed" may have contributed to the accident but mention nothing about what Ryan had been doing prior to the accident.

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Jackass Star Ryan Dunn Killed in Car Crash

Jackass Star Ryan Dunn Killed in Car Crash

Originally posted 06/20/2011 12:15PM

Ryan Dunn, famous for his fearless off-the-wall stunts on MTV's Jackass, died in a car crash Monday morning in West Goshen Township, Pa. He was 34.

The car crash occurred at 3 a.m. on Route 322 and New Street, and Dunn was with an unidentified passenger, who also died in the accident, police confirm to PEOPLE. It is unknown who was driving.

The car caught on fire, and a tow truck was later sent to the scene to pick up the wreckage.

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Filed Under: Death, Jackass, Ryan Dunn

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