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BMX Legend Dave Mirra Dead From Apparent Suicide

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BMX legend Dave Mirra died last night in his hometown of Greenville, North Carolina from an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head. No immediate details are available surrounding the circumstances of his death, only that Mirra was found in his truck and was alone when it happened.

Mirra, 41, was a pioneer for a sport that was in it’s mainstream infancy in the mid to late 90s and helped propel the X Games into the sport’s premiere competition.

Earlier, fellow action sports giant Tony Hawk shared his thoughts on Mirra via Twitter:

In a press conference held yesterday, Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas did allude to the troubling suggestion that CTE may have played a factor in his suicide. If autopsies later show that Mirra did, indeed, suffer from CTE, he would be the first in his sport to be linked to the epidemic.

2 Comments

    • Lol then they need to get a life. People commit suicide for actual real life problems, its not something to take lightly. To think that would be a reason someone would use to end their own life is ridiculous.

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