This is so sad. BMX bike legend and former host of MTV’s ‘The Challenge’ Dave Mirra died of an apparent suicide, a new report claims. He was only 41 years old. Find out all the heartbreaking details here.
Dave Mirra, who once had the record for the most X game medals, was reportedly found dead on Thursday, Feb. 4. The BMX bike legend, 41, was allegedly found in his truck with “an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.” Our hearts ache for his friends and family. Find out more here.
Dave was reportedly in Greenville, North Carolina — where his body was found — visiting some friends, according to TMZ. At this time, cops are still investigating his death.
Dave is survived by his wife and two kids. And just a few hours before his death, he posted an Instagram photo of himself and his wife. He captioned it with the following message: “My Rock! Thank god.”
After learning the terrible news, Dave’s good friend, TJ Lavin, told TMZ, “I just wish he would have called me. 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.” Dave and TJ are both BMX legends. Plus, they have each hosted a number of seasons of MTV’s The Challenge.
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“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,” City of Greenville Mayor, Allen Thomas said in a statement provided to HollywoodLife.com via a media release from police.
“MTV sends their deepest condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time,” MTV said in their own statement to HollywoodLife.com.
Our thoughts go out to Dave’s family and friends during this difficult time.