BMX Legend Dave Mirra Dies At 41 Of Apparent Suicide

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So sad…

BMX legend Dave Mirra died on Thursday in Greenville, North Carolina.

Mirra, 41, was found sitting in a truck with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Greenville Police Department said. The department is investigating the incident.

** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JULY 9-11 ** X-Games athlete Dave Mirra poses in the half-pipe at his training facility in Greenville, N.C. Friday, June 24, 2005. Mirra clearly enjoys his life these days, and who could blame him? He's one of the featured stars of a national action sports tour and the host of a reality show on MTV, and he soon will be married. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Mirra held the record for most X Games gold medals for several years, and was one of the most prominent athletes in the sport. He is survived by his wife and two children.

“We mourn the loss today of a great friend and wonderful human being who touched the lives of so many around the world with his gift,” Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas said in the police statement.

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A wonderful life gone too soon. Our thoughts go out to the Mirra family at this time.


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