X Games Legend Found Dead Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Authorities found X Games legend Dave Mirra dead Thursday evening in Greenville, N.C.

According to Greenville PD, the 24-time X Games medalist’s appears to be a suicide.

In addition to sitting atop the X Games’ all-time medal count, Mirra gained international fame by becoming the first person to land a double back-flip on a bike back in 2000.

Mirra is survived by his wife, Lauren, and their two daughters.

“We mourn the loss today of a great friend and wonderful human being who touched the lives of so many around the world with his gift,” Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas said in a statement. “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,” Thomas said.

The extreme sports community also addressed Mirra’s death on social media.


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