MTV is planning a special one-hour tribute to former Jackass star Ryan Dunn, who died last June in a drunk-driving accident in Pennsylvania. The show will air on November 28 at 10:30 p.m, and will include appearances from Dunn cronies Johnny Knoxville, Rob Dyrdek, Wee Man, Chris Pontius, Jeff Tremaine and Bam Margera.
"It's a surreal thing to undertake, doing a tribute to our brother. I still can't believe he's gone but we wouldn't trust anyone else with this, so we are doing the best we can for Ryan, his family, friends, and everyone who loved him," Knoxville, who is producing the special along with Jeff Tremaine, Derek Freda and Spike Jonze, said in a statement. The show will also feature never-before-seen footage of Dunn, subjecting his body to God knows what, but probably having a good time doing it.
Dunn's accident, which also killed passenger Zachary Hartwell, provoked something of an internet firestorm when Roger Ebert criticized Dunn for drinking and driving. He later apologized for the tweets, but not the sentiment.