Bam Margera’s uncle, Vincent “Don Vito” Margera, who was known for his appearances on MTV’s “Jackass” and “Viva La Bam,” passed away early on Sunday, according to Bam’s agent. Vincent was best known for his appearances on those shows. He was 59.
According to Bam’s mother, the reality star died due to liver and kidney failure. TMZ first reported the news. After his condition continued to deteriorate throughout the month of December in Philadelphia, he eventually fell into a coma as a result.
According to his sister-in-law, April Margera, he had been in and out of a hospital in a suburb of Philadelphia since the spring. According to her, he passed away Sunday at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She says it’s a relief that he is no longer in any discomfort but that it’s “just very sad.”
His nephew, Bam Margera, featured his mumbling uncle, who often gave the impression of being intoxicated, on his show “Jackass” and the spin-off of that show, “Viva La Bam,” which aired from 2002 until 2005. Most of the show centered on Bam Margera pulling pranks on Don Vito, Bam’s uncle, but Don Vito also participated in some antics.
Because of his nearly incomprehensible speech, which frequently required captions on TV, he became known as “Don Vito.” This was in reference to the character Don Vito Corleone from the movie “The Godfather.”
In addition to that, Vincent appeared in the films “Haggard: The Movie” and “Minghags.”
In the decade leading up to the time of his passing, Vincent had a few run-ins with the law. In 2006, a court found him responsible for two counts of sexual assault on a child and placed him on ten years of probation due to the convictions.
The MTV family has suffered a number of losses in recent years, including Vincent, who passed away recently. Ryan Dunn, a star of “Jackass,” passed away in an automobile accident in June of 2011, when he was 34.