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MTV to pay tribute to late 'Jackass' star Ryan Dunn

November 17, 2011 | 11:03 am

MTV to air a one-hour special honoring one of its stars, Ryan Dunn, who died in a car accident earlier this year.
MTV will air a one-hour special in tribute to Ryan Dunn, who died in a car accident in June.

The special, which will air Nov. 28, will give viewers a look at Dunn’s life from his early years in Ohio to his rise to become one of the stars of “Jackass” to his death and feature interviews with Johnny Knoxville, Rob Dyrdek, Wee Man, Chris Pontius, Jeff Tremaine and Bam Margera, among others.

“It’s a surreal thing to undertake, doing a tribute to our brother Ryan's life,” Knoxville said in a statement. “I still can’t believe he’s gone, but we wouldn’t trust anyone else with this, so we are doing the best we can for Ryan, his family, friends, and everyone who loved him,” Knoxville said.

Never-before-seen footage from Dunn’s days on “Viva LA Bam” and "Jackass” will also be shown.

Before the “Ryan Dunn Tribute Special”-- which is executive produced by Tremaine, Knoxville, Spike Jonze and Derek Freda -- MTV will air a new episode of “Ridiculousness,” which guest stars Dunn in one of his final TV appearances.


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Photo: Ryan Dunn. Credit: Getty Images.