Sports legend Dave Mirra has been reported dead as of yesterday due to what authorities are saying is a self inflicted gunshot while visiting friends in Greenville NC. Mirra was known for all his many awards like his 24 X Games awards which 14 of them were gold. He was also known for the many versions of his own video game like Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX and many more.
No one is sure yet why Mirra took his life however he did post an image of his wife and himself a few hours prior to being found on Instagram with the words, “My rock, Thank god.”
Goodbye Dave Mirra, a true pioneer, icon and legend. Thank you for the memories… we are heartbroken. pic.twitter.com/RHpTe7Qzwi
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) February 5, 2016
Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time, including his wife Lauren and two daughters.