Johnny Knoxville: Ryan Dunn Was "Loyal & Loving"
The Jackass star has penned a touching tribute to the late star on his blog...
Knoxville, who starred alongside Dunn on the hit MTV show, posted the touching letter on his Dickhouse Entertainment page over the weekend, describing the late 34-year old as "loyal and loving."
He also recalled how he found it difficult to speak about Ryan at his memorial service in West Chester, following his death from a fatal car crash on Monday.
Johnny explained: "I walked to the podium and tried to share memories of my dear friend, but the words were just spinning in my head. What came out were the mumblings of a man trying his best not to cry, and I wasn't even successful at that."
"I didn't break down, because I knew Angie or his family didn't need to see that, but I also didn't get to properly convey what Ryan meant to me. I won't be able to do that here either, but I will try. Here is what I wished I could have told everyone then."
Remembering his friend, Knoxville continued: "I felt 34-percent funnier when I was with Ryan, but I guess everyone did. He had such a hair trigger laugh reflex. He lived his life wanting to laugh and wanting you to laugh with him. He would cackle really f*****g loud, too, and it wasn't uncommon that he would fall over from it. Sometimes I would fall with him because his spirit was very contagious."
"He wasn't incapable of seriousness, though. Ryan was a great listener. If you were having troubles, he was always someone you could go sit down and talk to. Granted, most of our sitting down was actually standing up playing pool together, but he was always there if you were sad about something."
He added: "That's why all this is even harder because right now I really need to talk to him but I can't. Ryan also had an enormous capacity to love. His friends and family got a lot, but a lion's share of that went to his sweet and beautiful Angie. If he wasn't with her he would be talking about her."
"You'll have to excuse me, I'm just very sad because I lost my brother and my world got about 134-percent less funny. I don't know what else to say right now, so I will close with I love you, Ryan. I have a lot of emotions swirling, but I want you to know I love you so very much."