04:05 AM EDT 12/22/2014
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."
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.
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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