Vincent ‘Don Vito’ Margera, ‘Jackass’ Star, Dead at 59

Margera, who appeared in both the MTV show and the Paramount movie, had kidney and liver problems

Vincent Margera, a former car painter who found fame on the hit MTV reality show “Jackass” and appeared in the movies based on the show, died early Sunday, his mother told TMZ. He was 59.

Vincent “Don Vito” Margera also was the uncle of another star in the “Jackass” galaxy, Bam Margera.

Vincent was known for the pranks he pulled with Bam on the TV show, and later the “Jackass” movies released by Paramount. He also made frequent appearances on his nephew’s MTV show, “Viva La Bam,” which ran from 2003 to 2006.

Vincent had been struggling with kidney and liver failure for several years.

In 2007, Margera was convicted on two counts of sexual assault on a child, and cleared on a third. He was accused of groping three young girls — one 14-year-old and two 12-year-olds — at an autograph signing at a Colorado mall in August 2006.

His passing was the second death among the “Jackass” clan in recent years. Ryan Dunn died in a car accident in June 2011, on what would have been his 38th birthday. The daredevil and reality star was driving at least 130 miles an hour and had twice the legal blood alcohol level when he crashed on a Pennsylvania highway.

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