Johnny Knoxville Pens Tribute to Ryan Dunn

by at . Comments

Mourning the loss of his friend and Jackass co-star Ryan Dunn, Johnny Knoxville took to his blog this weekend to pen a tribute to the late stuntman.

Johnny, who spoke at Dunn's memorial service last week, said he wrote the blog post because it's "what I wished I could have told everyone then."

"I felt 34-percent funnier when I was with Ryan, but I guess everyone did," the 40-year-old Knoxville said. "He had such a hair trigger laugh reflex."

J-Knoxville Pic
RIP Ryan Dunn

"He lived his life wanting to laugh and wanting you to laugh with him. He would cackle really f**king loud, too, and it wasn't uncommon that he would fall over. Sometimes I would fall with him because his spirit was very contagious."

Knoxville noted that Dunn "wasn't incapable of seriousness" and was "a great listener." The 34-year-old Ryan also had "an enormous capacity to love."

"A lion's share of [Ryan's love] went to his sweet and beautiful Angie," Knoxville recalled. "If he wasn't with her he would be talking about her."

"More times than not he would smile wide through that filthy ass beard of his and say something along the lines of, 'How did I ever luck up and land her?'"

"Well, it sure wasn't because of the way he smelled that's for sure."

"It was because he had a pure, open heart, and many other qualities of which I am writing about now."

Knoxville lamented that Dunn's death "isn't right" and recalled telling his own daughter Madison, 15, about his passing. "Rocko will never get to know you like she did, nor will my daughter that is coming in October," he said.

"I cry a lot about that."

"I know your spirit lives on in me, Angie, [Bam Margera] and everyone you touched, but that's pretty tough to see right now through the tears," he said. "I'm just very sad because I lost my brother and my world got about 134-percent less funny."


Tags: ,