BMX Legend Dave Mirra Dead at 41 From Apparent Suicide
Sad news in the world of sports, as BMX legend Dave Mirra has died at age 41 from an apparent suicide.
The record-breaking X Games athlete was found dead in his truck in Greenville, North Carolina early on Thursday. His death was the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. According to sources, he had been in North Carolina visiting friends.
This comes as a pretty big shock to his loved ones: just hours before his death, Mirra had posted a photo of himself and his wife to his Instagram account with the caption, “My Rock! Thank god.”
Mirra’s good friend, BMX star T.J. Lavin, told TMZ how shocked he was to hear of his friend’s death.
“I just wish he would have called me,” Lavin said. “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.”
Mirra is survived by his wife and two children.
This has already been a tragic day for celebrity deaths, between the passing of Earth, Wind and Fire co-founder Maurice White and the death of Daffy Duck/Bugs Bunny voice actor Joe Alaskey. Our condolences are with the families and friends of Dave Mirra, and all those who lost loved ones today. Rest in peace.