BMX Champion Dave Mirra Dies At 41

BMX champion Dave Mirra was found dead in his car in his hometown of Greenville, North Carolina, of an apparent suicide. He was 41.
BMX Champion Dave Mirra Dies At 41

Champion bicyclist Dave Mirra died of an apparent suicide Thursday in Greenville, North Carolina. He was 41.

Mirra was a pioneer in the sport of bicycle motocross, or BMX. He set a record for most career X Games medals with 24.

He became so popular, he had his own video game released in 2000. He also hosted "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" on MTV for two seasons.

Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas said, "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.”

Mirra is survived by his wife and two daughters.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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