BMX legend Dave Mirra reportedly found dead from apparent gun shot wound

BMX star Dave Mirra was found dead Thursday afternoon in Greenville, N.C., from an apparent suicide, according to multiple reports.

According to ABC 27, police discovered Mirra, 41, sitting in a truck at the 200 block of Pinewood Road with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He reportedly had been with friends before the incident. Police are investigating his death, according to TMZ Sports. Mirra owned the record for the most X Games medals in history with 24 until his mark was surpassed by Bob Burnquist in 2013. His 14 X Games gold medals is second-most of all time, just one behind Shaun White.

"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. He called Greenville, North Carolina home and was as humble a guy talking with kids on a street corner about bikes as he was in his element on the world stage. A young life with so much to offer was taken too soon," Greenville mayor Allen Thomas said.

Mirra is survived by his wife and two kids. Mirra posted a photo of him and his wife on Instagram before his death.


My rock! Thank god

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