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.
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