Bam Margera, Johnny Knoxville Remember Ryan Dunn in Private Memorial

Knoxville among speakers; Margera breaks down in interview with TV station

Last Updated: June 24, 2011 @ 7:29 AM

Ryan Dunn's "Jackass" cohorts Bam Margera and Johnny Knoxville were among mourners who attended a private memorial service for him Wednesday, two days after he and his passenger were killed in a fiery car wreck.

Knoxville was among the speakers who memorialized Dunn, USA Today reported. "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" stars Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney also attended the service in West Chester, Pa., the paper said.

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A grief-stricken Margera visited the site of the crash in West Goshen, Pa., and broke down while talking to a crew for Philadelphia's Fox 29, "I've never lost anybody that I care about, he's my best friend," he said.

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A public funeral is planned for later this week. Although the Westboro Baptist Church has threatened to picket it, funeral director Joseph DellaVecchia told CNN during Wednesday's service that he didn't anticipate any problems. 

"We can’t stop someone from coming to a public funeral, but this is private, and the police have everything under control," DellaVecchia said.

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West Chester Police Chief Scott Bohn told CNN: "Our department recognizes that we have an ethical and legal imperative to uphold civil rights of those who choose to lawfully assemble to protest but also of family members mourning at a funeral."

Police said Wednesday that Dunn had a blood-alcohol content of .196 — more than twice the legal limit — and was driving 132 to 140 mph at the time of the crash. He and passenger Zachary Hartwell were killed by blunt force trauma and flames when Dunn's Porsche 911 flew over a guardrail, hit a tree and burst into flames, a coroner's report found.


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