"I got out of the car and Dunn fell in behind me grouchily saying, ' Ah hell, I'll do it with you.' Actually, I don't know if he said that or anything, but I could tell how he was walking beside me that he was doing it.Bam [Margera] decided he would as well and we all went in and got our asses shot real good.Johnny Knoxville set aside his merry prankster persona to deliver a heartfelt tribute to his fallen "Jackass" friend and colleague, Ryan Dunn.
Knoxville was the only one willing to stand in front of the mine as it blew up, with Dunn among those telling Knoxville he was going to "sit this one out." But 10 minutes later, Dunn came up to Knoxville "grouchily saying, ' Ah hell, I'll do it with you.' Actually, I don't know if he said that or anything, but I could tell how he was walking beside me that he was doing it." Then Bam Margera also decided he'd take part in the stunt too.At Ryan's memorial Wednesday night in West Chester, people were invited up to the microphone to say a few words about his life, whatever they were feeling at that moment.I walked to the podium and tried to share memories of my dear friend, but the words were just spinning in my head.Also read: Ryan Dunn Remembered: Tributes and Criticism for the Late "Jackass" Star "As I was doing my usual pre-stunt ritual of sitting in someone's car listening to Roger Alan Wade very loudly, Dunn climbed in the backseat.He asked me if I was doing it and I said, ' Yeah.' He told me he was going to sit this one out and I said, ' That's fine, buddy, I got it.' We went back to listening to Roger and ten minutes later someone knocked on the window and said it's time," Knoxville recalled.The daredevil personality, 34, part of the crew in the hugely successful "Jackass" movie franchise that specialised in risky pranks and stomach-churning stunts, lived in nearby West Chester, Pennsylvania.