Bam Margera: Brad Pitt Texted Me After Ryan Dunn's Death

Entertainment Jun. 29, 2011 AT 10:00AM
Bam Margera: Brad Pitt Texted Me After Ryan Dunn's Death Credit: Jordan Strauss/WireImage.com Bam Margera: Brad Pitt Texted Me After Ryan Dunn's Death

Bam Margera isn't afraid to share his grief with the world.

In a searingly honest and emotional new interview, the Jackass star opens up about last week's drunk driving death of his friend Ryan Dunn -- and how superstars, including Brad Pitt, have reached out.

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"I think it's rad that, you know, people I talk to rarely, you know, can take the time to text me," Margera told E! News of condolence wishes from Pitt, 47, and others. (Pitt played himself in a 2002 Jackass sketch.)

"He was my best f--king friend in the world. It's been five days now and I can't stop crying man," Margera said of Dunn, who was just 34 when he crashed his Porsche in rural Pennsylvania last Monday, instantly killing him and passenger Zachary Hartwell.

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Dunn's blood-alcohol level was a staggering .196, and he was driving over 140 miles an hour.

"I just don't think it should've been him," added Margera, who was in Arizona when his brother gave him the heartbreaking news over the phone.

"It was pretty much the worst news I've ever heard in my life."

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Eerily, Margera and Dunn were involved in a non-fatal crash in the same area years ago, he says. "He flipped me in a car eight times at the same exact spot in 1996. Thank God I had my seat belt on, because Chris Raab put one on me, but my brother didn't have one on. He flew 40 feet. Thank God he's alive. But like, Dunn was always a maniac at driving."

The last text Margera got from his buddy? "Stopping for a beer, be there when I can."

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