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BMX legend Dave Mirra found dead of apparent suicide
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BMX legend Dave Mirra found dead of apparent suicide
Friday February 5th, 2016

BMX bike star Dave Mirra, who once held the record for most X Games medals, was found dead at the age of 41, according to the Greenville, N.C. police department.

Police said Mirra was found sitting in a truck with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had been visiting friends in the area a short time before the incident.

"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," Greensville mayor Allen Thomas said in a statement.

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Skater Tony Hawk posted the following message on his Twitter page:

[tweet: https://twitter.com/tonyhawk/status/695443526335614980]

Mirra medaled at every X Games from 1995 to 2008. He finished his career with 24 total medals, 14 of which were gold.

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Police will be investigating Mirra's death and will address the media on Friday morning.

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