Ryan Dunn, co-star in the Jackass film series, was killed in an auto accident early this morning in a Philadelphia suburb. He was 34 years old.
The story was confirmed by April Margera, the mother of Jackass co-star Bam Margera, who shared a close relationship with Dunn. A second person, whose identity is unknown, also died in the accident.
How Will This Impact His Family?
The premature death of Ryan Dunn reminds us of the necessity of life insurance, especially for middle-class Americans.
For the average American family, the death of a breadwinner can be financially devastating. Not only is the primary income lost, but access to health insurance and other necessities could disappear, too. The mortgage, the car payment, household bills, credit card payments, groceries—the day-to-day expenses are endless.
It’s a sad fact that millions of American adults do not carry any form of life insurance, and for a variety of reasons—cost, a misconception that life insurance is too complicated, unwillingness to consider one’s own mortality—some consumers are hesitant to purchase coverage.
Ryan Dunn and other film stars may have the financial means to support their loved ones even without life insurance, but most Americans aren’t so fortunate. That’s why purchasing life insurance is so important.
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