• Margera was famous for pulling pranks with his nephew Bam on Jackass 
  • The reality star died at 6.45am on Sunday, according to Bam’s mother April 
  • He reportedly fell into a coma last month after suffering liver failure 
  • Although he woke up four days later, Margera’s organs continued to fail 

Jackass star Vincent ‘Don Vito’ Margera has died aged 59.

Margera was best-known for the pranks he pulled alongside his nephew Bam Margera on the MTV show as well as the Jackass movies.

He also appeared in other projects with Bam, including Jackass spin-off show Viva La Bam.

Margera died at 6.45am on Sunday, Bam’s mother April told TMZ. 

Vincent ‘Don Vito’ Margera (left), best known for pulling pranks with nephew and Jackass star Bam Margera (right)  has died aged 59

Vincent ‘Don Vito’ Margera (left), best known for pulling pranks with nephew and Jackass star Bam Margera (right)  has died aged 59

The website reported Margera, who has been battling kidney and liver failure for years, fell into a coma in October.

Perez Hilton reported that he collapsed at his home in Pennsylvania. Bam’s mother explained his liver failure was a result of a lifetime of excessive drinking.

Despite waking up four days, his organs continued to fail.

It’s yet another devastating blow for Bam, who lost Ryan Dunn, his best friend and co-star, in another alcohol-related death.

The 34-year-old crashed his Porsche in June 2011 after a night of heavy drinking at a bar in Pennsylvania, killing himself and his passenger Zachary Hartwell.

'Don Vito' also appeared in other projects alongside Bam (pictured together in 2005), including Viva La Bam

‘Don Vito’ also appeared in other projects alongside Bam (pictured together in 2005), including Viva La Bam

Margera (pictured on Jackass spin-off Viva La Bam) collapsed at his home in Pennsylvania in October

Margera (pictured on Jackass spin-off Viva La Bam) collapsed at his home in Pennsylvania in October

The reality television star, pictured at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2005, has reportedly suffered from kidney and liver failure for years

The reality television star, pictured at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2005, has reportedly suffered from kidney and liver failure for years

Bam Margera lost Ryan Dunn (pictured in 2010), his best friend and Jackass co-star, in another alcohol-related death in 2011

Bam Margera lost Ryan Dunn (pictured in 2010), his best friend and Jackass co-star, in another alcohol-related death in 2011

 

 

 

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