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Knoxville pens tribute to Dunn

Johnny Knoxville has said his world is "134-percent less funny" since his Jackass co-star Ryan Dunn died.

In a heartfelt blog entry the TV star paid tribute to his "brother", who died with a passenger in a one-car crash last week.

"He had such a hair trigger laugh reflex. He lived his life wanting to laugh and wanting you to laugh with him," Johnny said.

"Ryan also had an enormous capacity to love. His friends and family got a lot, but a lion's share of that went to his sweet and beautiful (partner) Angie. If he wasn't with her he would be talking about her."

Johnny penned the blog after struggling to find the right words at a memorial service for the 34-year-old last Wednesday.

"I'm just very sad because I lost my brother and my world got about 134-percent less funny," he wrote.

"I'm hurting!! We all are because we loved you so much and now you're gone.

"I know your spirit lives on in me, Angie, Bam and everyone you touched, but that's pretty tough to see right now through the tears."

Ryan and his passenger Zachary Hartwell, 30, died early last Monday after they left a bar in West Chester, Philadelphia.

A toxicology report found Ryan had a blood-alcohol content that was more than twice the legal limit for drivers when his Porsche veered off the roadway.

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