X Games and BMX Freestyle Legend Dave Mirra Dies from Suicide

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    Feb 05, 2016 7:24 PM GMT
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    ESPNMirra was an accomplished BMX rider and one of the most decorated athletes in ESPN's X Games history, medaling every year from 1995 to 2008 and winning 14 gold medals. His onetime record of 24 career medals was broken in 2013 by Bob Burnquist.

    Mirra, who hosted MTV's "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" and lent his name to two video games, was in exclusive company with Shaun White -- together they were the only athletes to win multiple gold medals over three X Games. Mirra was tied with Tony Hawk and Joe Parsons as the athletes who won 14 X Games medals the fastest. It took them each of them eight appearances to reach the mark.
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    Feb 10, 2016 11:55 PM GMT
    This is really sad news. I'm highly involved in the BMX community (which is why I don't post much on RJ anymore) and the entire crowd is mourning his death. He was an inspiration to us all. RIP Dave. icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 11, 2016 12:10 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    This is really sad news. I'm highly involved in the BMX community (which is why I don't post much on RJ anymore) and the entire crowd is mourning his death. He was an inspiration to us all. RIP Dave. icon_sad.gif

    I'm sorry to hear about his death, and your sense of loss, Paul. I know nothing about this sport, except what you tell us here. His death makes so little sense. I wonder if the police report is wrong.
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    Feb 11, 2016 11:59 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    paulflexes said
    This is really sad news. I'm highly involved in the BMX community (which is why I don't post much on RJ anymore) and the entire crowd is mourning his death. He was an inspiration to us all. RIP Dave. icon_sad.gif

    I'm sorry to hear about his death, and your sense of loss, Paul. I know nothing about this sport, except what you tell us here. His death makes so little sense. I wonder if the police report is wrong.
    No, it's correct. I know one of his friends.
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    Feb 19, 2016 2:14 AM GMT
    Never knew him and really never heard of him. But that is sad. I hope it was not cte concussians like football players. But sad, nonetheless. Just a sad story.