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BMX Legend Dave Mirra Dead in Apparent Suicide, Stars React

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Dave Mirra, X Games icon and MTV Real World/Road Rules Challenge host, has died at age 41. He leaves behind a wife and two kids.

According to TMZ, his death appears to have been a suicide. “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,” the site reports. “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.”

Mirra held the record for most X Games medals until 2013, and medaled each year from 1995 to 2009.

Friends of the legend have begun speaking out on social media about his untimely death. “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 wrote on Twitter.

“Goodbye Dave Mirra, a true pioneer, icon and legend. Thank you for the memories… we are heartbroken,” Tony Hawk said.

“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,” Mayor Allen Thomas said in a statement.

Our deepest condolences to Mirra’s loved ones, as well as the BMX community.

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