Roger Ebert didn’t pull any punches with his Twitter comment yesterday on the death of Ryan Dunn from the MTV show “JackAss” and the movies of the same names when he crashed his Porche 911 into some trees in Pennsylvania when he accidently killed himself and the passenger. I feel especially bad for the passenger, but then again he knew his friend was a “nut” and if he was drunk, he should have known, so he took his own life in his hands, or put his life in Ryan’s hands willingly.
There was no mention of alcohol by the police, but there was a twittered video of him consuming alcohol with his friends a few hours before, and there was certainly “speed” involved in the crash. It makes you wonder. . . Does it really matter in the long run, they are still dead, you can’t bring them back, but if it brings the matter of drinking and driving to people’s attention again GOOD maybe it would help. BUT does it ever? People will always do what they want, we shouldn’t cast aspersions until we KNOW.
Was it insensitive of Ebert? I think if you live by the sword, you die by the sword . . . I’m sure we all hang on the edge of our seats for the autopsy to see if alcohol was involved, don’t we? Hmmmm. . .
What a shame for life to end so brutally at 34! I am sorry to hear it.
(C) Written by Evelyn Garone 6/2011