May 29, 2018
It is nothing short of a miracle that Chester County native Bam Margera is still alive in 2018.
Always a daredevil, Margera, 38, has tempted fate often enough to be dead. The former "Jackass" star and pro skater also sank into a spell of serious alcoholism after his best friend, Ryan Dunn, fatally crashed his Porsche on Route 322 in West Goshen in 2011.
What's more troubling is that Bam could have been killed in a separate 1995 car accident with Dunn behind the wheel. Dunn's Volkswagen reportedly flipped eight times into oncoming traffic on Route 202. He was driving 100 mph with Chris Raab, Bam and his younger brother in the vehicle.
Put in that context, maybe it's not so surprising that former wrestler and reality star Hulk Hogan thought his friend Bam was dead, as he suggested in a Twitter tribute on Memorial Day.
Hogan posted a picture of himself with Bam on Monday, writing: "Damn Bam I wish you were still with us, I sure would like to hang out again brother love u miss u HH."
A second tweet quickly followed: "Got Ryan and Bam mixed up sorry Bam!!! HH."
Hulk Hogan paid tribute to Bam Margera today, who — despite what Hulk Hogan thought — is not dead. pic.twitter.com/TKJBMb2xXV— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) May 29, 2018
Hogan took some heat on Twitter, but most of it was in jest.
Uhhh, did Hulk Hogan just let out that Bam Margera died?— Eddie (@GART_9000) May 28, 2018
Hulk Hogan has spent the last 7 years thinking Bam Margera is dead.— Carl James (@CAJ_310) May 29, 2018
Saw people tweeting about Bam Margera and immediately thought he died. Then I saw Hulk Hogan was the reason people were tweeting about Bam Margera and 2018 is confusing and difficult— Smith Malone (@SmithMalone) May 29, 2018
The Hulk Hogan Bam Margera tweet is the best thing that ever happened on twitter.— Johm (@Johm1211) May 29, 2018
Hulk Hogan killing Bam Margera is the highlight of my year— Big Girlfriend Needer Barack (@BarackSays_Wooo) May 29, 2018
Hulk Hogan memorializing Bam Margera is great. I hope some of my close friends let me know how much they miss me before it is too late ... for me to read about it on twitter.— jash (@jash_keyo) May 29, 2018
Bam Margera hasn't yet responded to the mix-up. It looks like the new father had himself a perfectly fine Memorial Day weekend.
Some family fun in the sun this weekend with the Margera's! pic.twitter.com/k6erACpvpE— Bam Margera Merch (@bam_merch) May 28, 2018