'Jackass' Star 'Don Vito' Dies at 59 | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

'Jackass' Star 'Don Vito' Dies at 59



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    Vincent Margera (left) is pictured at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards in this 2005 file photo.

    Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito'' from the series "Viva La Bam'' and "Jackass,'' has died. He was 59.
    His sister-in-law, April Margera, said Vincent Margera had been in and out of a suburban Philadelphia hospital since spring, suffering from liver and kidney failure. She said he died Sunday at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

    April Margera said she's glad her brother-in-law is no longer in pain, but called his death "so sad.''
    Vincent Margera nephew, Bam Margera, included his mumbling, often intoxicated-seeming uncle on his show "Jackass'' and its spin-off "Viva La Bam'' which ended in 2005. The show largely focused on Bam Margera playing practical jokes on his uncle.

    In 2006, Vincent Margera was convicted of two counts of sexual assault on a child and sentenced to 10 years of probation.