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Old 02-04-16, 07:30 PM
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Dave Mirra BMX Legend Dead at 41

http://www.tmz.com/2016/02/04/dave-m...nd-dies-at-41/

BMX bike legend Dave Mirra -- who once had the record for the most X Games medals -- has died of an apparent suicide ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Cops say the 41 year old's body was found in his truck in Greenville, North Carolina Thursday with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
We're told he had been in the area visiting with friends.
Mirra leaves a wife and two kids.
Officials tell TMZ Sports cops are investigating the death.
Earlier Thursday, a photo of Mirra and his wife together appeared on Dave's Instagram account with the caption, "My Rock! Thank god."


Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2016/02/04/dave-m...#ixzz3zFUyWa59
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I'm incredibly heartbroken and completely shocked. I know him, his wife and 2 girls.
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Sad to hear.
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Re: Dave Mirra BMX Legend Dead at 41

Later Thursday, a photo of Mirra and his wife separately appeared on Dave's Instagram account with the caption, "You Suck! Fuck god."
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Re: Dave Mirra BMX Legend Dead at 41

I clicked a link on ESPN.com headlines and it described him as X Games star and "hiking legend". I knew the name but didn't know there was hiking in the X Games. Now it makes sense.

And now I remembered his name from -- the terrible naked BMX game that came out about a decade ago.
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Re: Dave Mirra BMX Legend Dead at 41

Being a BMX guy, he must of banged his head a crapton, maybe he had the same concussion thing the footplayers are all being diagnosed with?
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Re: Dave Mirra BMX Legend Dead at 41

Originally Posted by SuperJim88 View Post
Later Thursday, a photo of Mirra and his wife separately appeared on Dave's Instagram account with the caption, "You Suck! Fuck god."
If it's the photo of Dave and his wife in the circle frame the caption is: "My rock! Thank god."
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Being a BMX guy, he must of banged his head a crapton, maybe he had the same concussion thing the footplayers are all being diagnosed with?

CTE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chroni...encephalopathy


Not sure if this man had it....never know.

Either way.....horrible way to go out
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And now I remembered his name from -- the terrible naked BMX game that came out about a decade ago.
That's why I know that name. I remember that.
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Re: Dave Mirra BMX Legend Dead at 41

I actually recognized his name from that game first too but remember who he is a bit more after reading about him. Always a shame when someone chooses to end their own life and leave a family behind. RIP.
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Re: Dave Mirra BMX Legend Dead at 41

Originally Posted by Decker View Post
I clicked a link on ESPN.com headlines and it described him as X Games star and "hiking legend". I knew the name but didn't know there was hiking in the X Games. Now it makes sense.

And now I remembered his name from -- the terrible naked BMX game that came out about a decade ago.
Originally Posted by Spiderbite View Post
That's why I know that name. I remember that.
Actually, he sued them to remove his name and image from that game after he found out about its content.

Link: http://articles.latimes.com/2003/feb...ess/fi-bmxxx15
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Re: Dave Mirra BMX Legend Dead at 41

My first thought was CTE. The guy was in some gnarly crashes as were many other BMX riders.
The helmets they use are a fraction the protection of a football helmet. But helmets dont matter anyway. They dont stop your brain from smacking the walls of your skull.

This CTE thing is going to be a huge thing in sports.
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Being a BMX guy, he must of banged his head a crapton, maybe he had the same concussion thing the footplayers are all being diagnosed with?
Not only the crashes on BMX hurt him, but also his short stint in boxing may have contributed to CTE.
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Re: Dave Mirra BMX Legend Dead at 41

Why the hell did he do that.
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Re: Dave Mirra BMX Legend Dead at 41

Concussions can lead to serious depression.

I met him once. Good guy. Sucks.

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