Vincent 'Don Vito' Margera From 'Viva La Bam' Dies At 59

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Vincent Margera, who was known as 'Don Vito' on MTV's ' Viva La Bam ' and was often the target of his nephew Bam Margera 's pranks, died Sunday (Nov. 15), TMZ reports. He was 59.

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Margera had reportedly struggled with liver and kidney failure for years and fell into a coma in October. He had woken from the coma by Sunday, Rolling Stone reports that his health had deteriorated recently.





He became one of the hallmarks of 'Viva La Bam' -- a spinoff of 'Jackass' that starred Bam, Ryan Dunn, Brandon DiCamillo, Chris 'Raab Himself' Raab and other 'Jackass' alums and ran from 2003 to 2006 -- due to his incoherent speech patterns, which he would deliver quickly and often while shaking his head furiously. His words would often be humorously, incorrectly subtitled on the screen.

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Bam pranked Vito a lot. That was basically the point of the show. But Vito seemed to take it in stride, most of the time.



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After the show ended, Vito ran into some legal trouble after an August 2006 incident where he allegedly groped two 12-year-old girls at an autograph-signing session in Colorado. He was arrested and found guilty the following year of two counts of sexual assault of a minor, which barred him from using his Don Vito persona.

Margera's death is the first to hit the 'Viva La Bam' crew since Dunn died at 34 in a car accident in 2011.