Only moments after news broke that Dave Mirra had tragically passed, his celebrity friends and fans took to Twitter to express their deepest sympathies to his family, and mourn the BMX legend’s tragic death. Click here for some of the most heartbreaking messages you’ll read.
X Games icon Dave Mirra, 41, died of an apparent suicide in North Carolina on Feb. 4, and it’s fair to say that some of his biggest fans are profoundly heartbroken. In fact, some major celeb friends of Dave like Tony Hawk, Carey Hart and others jumped onto Twitter to express their feelings about his tragic passing, and pass on messages of condolences to his family.
Its’s clear that Dave was truly loved by the outpouring of support on social media. Some of the worlds biggest names in extreme sports like friend and fellow BMX legend TJ Lavin, 39, as well as other celebs, like Lupe Fiasco and actress Kelly Hu, voiced their sadness on social media immediately after hearing the tragic news. Here are some of the most touching messages from The Challenge host’s most famous admirers.
Goodbye Dave Mirra, a true pioneer, icon and legend. Thank you for the memories… we are heartbroken. pic.twitter.com/RHpTe7Qzwi
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) February 5, 2016
I'm in complete shock. Angry, heart broken and just sad at the passing of my friend Dave. Heart broken 4 his daughters and wife. #DaveMirra
— Carey Hart (@hartluck) February 5, 2016
— Kelly Hu (@KellyHu) February 5, 2016
Dave Mirra, Xgames, BMX legend, gone. Suicide. Unbelievable. Speechless.
— Christopher Titus (@TitusNation) February 5, 2016
— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) February 5, 2016
Dave Mirra lived his life doing the impossible, and that's how I will always remember him. RIP to a true legend and pioneer. 🙏🏼
— Camila Nakagawa (@CamilaMTV) February 5, 2016
Cameron Hurley remembers playing Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX on his PS2 when he was a kid for countless amounts of hours — a groundbreaking video game for a generation.
I played Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 for countless hours as a kid on PS2. It's upsetting to hear the news about him. RIP 😕
— Cameron Hurley (@cameronhurley) February 5, 2016
Meanwhile other famous friends like Corey Bohan took to Instagram to pay tribute.
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