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Jackass star Don Vito dead: Fans pay tribute to Bam Margera's uncle Vincent; Vincent, who appeared on a number of shows alongside his nephew, passed away aged 59.

Byline: Charlotte Wareing

Fans have paid tribute to Jackass star Vincent 'Don Vito' Margera, who has died aged 59.

Vincent, the uncle of Bam Margera , was best known for his appearances on MTV prank show Jackass.

Bam's mother confirmed the death to the US gossip site TMZ, who report Vincent fell into a coma last month.

"Very to sad to hear about Don Vito. What a funny individual #VivaLaBam," one fan wrote.

"Don Vito was always my favorite," another said.

Another fan wrote on Twitter: "My spirit animal. Truly an inspiration every time I understood what he said. Rest in peace Don Vito."

Another fan added: "RIP DonVito. Always one of my favorites on the show."

Vincent had reportedly been struggling with kidney and liver failure for a number of years and passed away in the early hours of this morning.

He made a number of appearances in the show alongside his nephew and went on to appear in Bam's spin-off show, Viva La Bam.

Vincent was given the name Don Vito for his unintelligible speech, similar to The Godfather's Don Vito Corleone, reports HollywoodLife.

In 2007 Vincent found himself in legal trouble and was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault on a child and sentenced to 10 years on probation.

The TV star's death is only the latest loss to the Jackass group in recent years. In 2011, Bam's best friend and co-star Ryan Dunn died in a car crash aged 38.

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Date:Nov 15, 2015
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