BMX Legend Dave Mirra Dead at 41 of Apparent Suicide
BMX bike legend Dave Mirra has reportedly died of an apparent suicide, according to TMZ Sports. He was 41.
Police said his body was discovered in his truck in Greenville, N.C. on Thursday (Feb. 4) of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was reportedly in the area visiting with friends.
Mirra once held the record for the most X Games medals and also hosted two seasons of MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge. He was also the namesake of several BMX video games.
He’s survived by his wife and two children. Earlier in the day, Mirra posted a photo of he and his wife together with the caption: “My Rock! Thank god.”
Mirra’s friend and fellow BMX legend T.J. Lavin told TMZ: “I just wish he would have called me. I would have jumped on a plane in a second. There’s always another way. If anyone needs help, just please get it. I feel sick about this.”
Our condolences to Mirra’s friends and family.