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'Don Vito' on MTV's 'Jackass' has died

Posted at 11:23 AM, Nov 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-16 14:23:49-05

The man known as "Don Vito" to fans of MTV's series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass" has died.

Vincent Margera died at the age of 59. According to his sister-in-law, he had been in and out of Philadelphia hospital since spring, suffering from liver and kidney failure. He died on Sunday.

Bam Margera also included Vincent, who is uncle, on his show "Jackass" and its spin-off "Viva La Bam," which ended in 2005. That show largely focused on Bam playing jokes on his uncle.

Vincent Margera was found guilty of molesting two teenage girls and legally barred from portraying his reality TV "character" in 2007, according to the Washington Post. He also received 10 years to life on probation.

"Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville tweeted the following after the news broke.