Roger Ebert responds to controversy over Twitter comment about Jackass star Ryan Dunn

Roger Ebert responds to controversy over Twitter comment about Jackass star Ryan Dunn

“It was not intended as cruel”: Roger Ebert responds to controversy over Twitter comment about Jackass star Ryan Dunn

9:15 PM on 21st June 2011

Sorry: After accusing Ryan Dunn for drink driving yesterday just hours after the 34-year-old and another male passenger were killed in an accident, film critic Roger Ebert has admitted that his criticism was untimely Sorry: After accusing Ryan Dunn for drink driving yesterday just hours after the 34-year-old and another male passenger were killed in an accident, film critic Roger Ebert has admitted that his criticism was untimely

Sorry: After accusing Ryan Dunn for drink driving yesterday just hours after the 34-year-old and another male passenger were killed in an accident, film critic Roger Ebert has admitted that his criticism was untimely

Wreckage: The charred remains of the Porsche 911 GT3 are towed away as police survey the scene following the smash in Pennsylvania yesterday which also killed another as-yet-unidentified male

Wreckage: The blackened remains of the Porsche 911 GT3 are towed away fromt he crash scene in Pennsylvania.

Anger: Dunn

Anger: Dunn”s co-star Bam Margera has hit out at critic Roger Ebert

Last picture: Just hours before his death, Ryan (left) tweeted this photograph of him enjoying a night out with friends. It is not clear whether one of the other two men pictured was his male passenger

Last picture: Just hours before his death, Ryan (left) tweeted this photograph of himself enjoying a night out with his passenger Zac Hartwell (far right) who also died in the accident, and another friend

Outrage: The offending remarks by Ebert on his Twitter page. An autopsy is underway to ascertain whether drink played a part in the accident, but the toxicology results have still not been released

Outrage: The offending remarks by Ebert on his Twitter page. An autopsy is under way to ascertain whether drink played a part in the accident, but the toxicology results have still not been released

Reaction: Margera finally took to Twitter to blast Ebert for his comments in the wake of his friend

Reaction: Bam Margera retaliated on Twitter against Roger Ebert for his comments in the wake of Dunn”s death

Passenger: The second victim of the crash has been identified as Dunn

Passenger: The second victim of the crash has been identified as Dunn”s friend Zac Hartwell, who was pictured out with Ryan earlier in the evening

Investigation: Police are still trying to determine the cause of the accident

Investigation: Dunn”s Porsche was found engulfed in flames in woods beside the road

Where the night started: Barnaby

Where the night started: Dunn spent the evening at Barnaby”s bar in West Chester before the accident