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Television personality Ryan Dunn attends the Blu-ray and DVD release of Paramount Home Entertainment's "Jackass 3" at the Paramount Studios on March 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

MTV will remember the life of Chester County resident and reality TV star Ryan Dunn later this month.

The cable network will air a one-hour special at 10:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, MTV announced Thursday.

The tribute will include footage never aired before from Dunn's time on the reality TV shows "Jackass" and "Viva la Bam," which starred Chester County resident Brandon "Bam" Margera.

Dunn, 34, and his friend 30-year-old Zachary Hartwell, who also has ties to the production of "Jackass," died in a fiery car crash about 2:38 a.m. June 20 after Dunn's Porsche veered off the Route 322 bypass in West Goshen, colliding with the guardrail and trees. Police said Dunn was driving 132 to 140 mph and his blood-alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit when the crash occurred.

Hartwell, an Iraq veteran, was the husband of Rachel Peazzoni Hartwell. The couple also resided in Chester County. He was a production assistant during the filming of "Jackass 2."

The tribute "will give viewers an intimate look at Ryan's life, from his early years in Ohio to his antics with the 'Jackass' crew to his untimely death," MTV said in a statement Thursday.

Those slated to be part of the tribute include Margera, actor and "Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville, Rob Dydrek, Wee Man, Chris Pontius and Jeff Tremaine.

The production company for "Jackass," Dickhouse Entertainment, released a statement Thursday about the upcoming tribute:

"Combined with raw footage from his earliest days with Bam Margera and the CKY crew in West Chester, Pa., to truly never-before-seen moments on 'Jackass,' Ryan's life — from the (ridiculous) to the intimately poignant — is bared and shared in this heartfelt, hour,long tribute that proves even though he is gone, his legacy remains and he will never be forgotten."

Knoxville and Tremaine served as executive producers for the Dunn tribute. Knoxville expressed his feelings about Dunn on the Dickhouse Entertainment website soon after the crash.

"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. That's why all this is even harder because right now I really need to talk to him but I can't," Knoxville said.

 

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