So heartbreaking! Dave Mirra, legendary BMX rider who passed away on Feb. 4, 2016 from a self-inflicted gun shot wound, had Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Fans are shocked and dismayed by the reveal and are taking to social media to share their heartbreak. Check out all the reactions below!
An autopsy done on late BMX rider Dave Mirra, 41, has revealed that the biker had Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE. It’s a progressive degenerative disease usually found in boxers, but most likely brought on by the concussions he experienced during his career and the fact that he took up boxing during his retirement. Fans are stunned by the news and have taken to twitter to express their shock!
Dave was one of the best riders to ever do it. He showed heart, charisma, and perseverance every time he went out to ride, so it shocked fans around the world when he took his own life on Feb. 4. Many people were left wondering what could possess a man so young, with so much going for him, to do such a thing.
Well, it has now been revealed that the BMX rider was suffering from CTE, and fans are going crazy over the news on twitter. Everyone is shocked by the diagnosis, and whether they believe or don’t believe that it played a role in his untimely demise, they are not shy about speaking their minds and opening up about the tragedy via social media. See their responses to the shocking reveal.
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Dave was gone far too soon, but hopefully his passing and this diagnosis will start a far greater conversation. It looks like fans are already opening up to speak their minds about what went down, and how we can prevent this disease from causing any further losses. Rest in peace, Dave!
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