BMX legend Dave Mirra found dead in Carolina

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Various mainstream news sources today – including The Guardian – are reporting that BMX legend Dave Mirra has been found dead in North Carolina, age 41. His death is said to have been the result of “apparent suicide”.

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Mirra turned pro in 1992 and won 24 X Games medals. He held the record for the BMX’er with the most gold medals until 2013. Mirra also, similarly to Matt Hoffman, made himself into a household name through his Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX video game and appearances in the Colin McRae: Dirt 2 video game.

Our condolences go out to his many friends and his family.

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