"Jackass" is right! It's a shame that he died, but I am hoping he didn't take anyone else out with his stupidity!!
Unfortunately, he did. There was an unidentified passenger(at this point) in the vehicle that also died. As big a fan that I am, this was gonna happen to him sooner or later. He was known for being a pretty heavy drinker and there were several references in the movies and on TV over the years, that he wasn't exactly the safest driver either.