The friend confided to People Magazine:
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A very unique reality TV personality has passed on too soon.
Vincent Margera — better known as Don Vito on shows like Jackass and Viva La Bam — has died at 59 years old.
Margera, who came to fame after appearing on his nephew Bam Margera's television shows, had been struggling with
According to Bam Margera's mom, April, Viva La Bam alum Don Vito is in dire straights after suffering from liver failure due to a lifetime of excessive drinking and partying.
For those who don't know, Don is April's brother-in-law and Bam's uncle. The colorful man appeared on many episodes of the show and his unintelligible dialogue often required subtitles.
D.V. collapsed at his Pennsylvania home on Tuesday and remained in a coma until Friday. While the former reality star made some phone calls from his hospital bed upon waking up, his organs continue to fail.
This hospitalization is just one of the many scandals the uncle has faced over the years — in 2006 Don was convicted of fondling two 12-year-old girls at an autograph signing event. The partier didn't face any jail time but he was sentenced to ten years of "serious probation" in addition to alcohol education classes.
We'll keep you updated if any other developments arise.
P.S. Check out Don's best Viva La Bam moments (below)!
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The former couple will join
The passion between Bam Margera and Nicole Boyd is so fiery hot, they had to head to some colder temperatures to cool themselves off!
What better place than Iceland!
That's where the Jackass star said 'I do' for a second time, wedding his beautiful bride over the weekend! Bam and Nicole decided on a rockstar-style ceremony, exchanging their nuptials in front of a crowd of concert goers at the Random Hero Festival in Reykjavik!
Ch-ch-check out the video (below) of the moment they're pronounced husband and wife, and the make out sesh that follows!
There was no need for a wedding singer either! Bam then got up on stage with his band, F*ckface Unstoppable and the head banging began!
As nontraditional as their special day was, Nicole kept it very
This just seems so silly!
Bam Margera was arrested in Iceland on Wednesday over a rental car dispute!
Apparently, the Jackass star had taken a trip there a year ago, during which he managed to rent, ruin, and return an overdue, Hertz-owned Toyota Landcruiser! What’s more, he left the country before paying for the damages!
Upon his recent return to Iceland’s Keflavik Airport, Bam was taken in by police and released only after he’d taken care of the rental car bill.
If that’s not ridiculous enough, he even admitted to the entire, HIGhlarious fiasco during a TV interview, stating:
Are we getting Punk'd here!?!
Bam Margera posted a photo of what appears to be himself, getting arrested by Michigan police (above).
With a caption reading only "cops," the pic that was tweeted Thursday night was then posted to his Facebook on Friday morning. Hmm…
Most of his fans were angry and offering bail, some speculated drugs, but others think it's just a joke. So we thought we'd investigate a little bit, and here's what we found:
Bam WAS scheduled to be in Flint, MI on Thursday for his Bam Experience tour.
So did he end up making the show at The Machine Shop or was he behind bars??