Roger Ebert: I Tweeted Too Soon About Ryan Dunn's Death

He’s standing by his message, but Roger Ebert admits he may have said it too soon.

Following a Tweet implying that the death of daredevil Ryan Dunn was linked to drunk driving – “Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive,” the film critic said – Ebert is offering his apologies to Dunn’s fans, family and friends, including Dunn’s Jackass costar Bam Margera.

Roger Ebert Under Fire for Ryan Dunn Tweet

Jackass fans were devastated over the car accident that killed stuntman Ryan Dunn and a passenger on Monday.

But was Dunn to blame?

The film critic Roger Ebert was quick to pick up on reports that Dunn, 34, had been at a bar before the crash, Tweeting, “Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive.”

Jackass Star Ryan Dunn Killed in Car Crash

Ryan Dunn, famous for his fearless off-the-wall stunts on MTV’s Jackass, died in a car crash Monday morning in West Goshen Township, Pa. He was 34.

The car crash occurred at 3 a.m. on Route 322 and New Street, and Dunn was with an unidentified passenger, who also died in the accident, police confirm to PEOPLE. It is unknown who was driving.

The car caught on fire, and a tow truck was later sent to the scene to pick up the wreckage.

Costar Bam Margera’s mother broke the news to Philadelphia rock station WMMR 93.3.