BMX legend and presenter, Dave Mirra, has died, aged 41.
The star, who supported themost X Games medallions until 2013, leaves his wife Lauren and two daughters as he was found dead in his truck on Thursday afternoon.
Police are treating it as an apparent suicide.
Hours before his death, Mirra shared this photo on instagram of him and his wife…
A photo posted by Dave Mirra (@ davemirra) on Feb 4, 2016 at 11:17 am PST
He likewise shared a picture of himself biking, saying“Rose high school Greenville Nc.”
His body was later discovered less than 1,000 paws from the same school.
“ We mourn the loss today of a great friend and incredible human being who stroked the lives of so many of all the countries with his talent , ” City of Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas said in a statement.
“ He called Greenville, North Carolina home and was as humble a guy talking with girls on a street corner about bikes as “hes in” his factor on the international stage. A young life with so much better to volunteer was taken too soon . “ His fellow BMX legends were quick to pay their homages. T.J Lavin said“ I precisely wish he would have called me. I would have climbed on an aircraft in a second. There’s always another way. If anyone involves improve, precisely satisfy get it. I feel sick about this . ” While Carey Hart took to twitter to pronounce 😛 TAGEND
As well as illuminating up the BMX circuit, Mirra was adored by followers of the depict he presented on MTV, MTVs Real World/ Road Rules Challenge. He likewise had his own succession of BMX video games.
Recently though, he had swerved his attention more to triathlons and Ironman competitions.
His death will be investigated farther by Police and they will address the media later today.
R.I.P to the legend that is Dave Mirra. Our recollects are with his family and friends .