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Shock, mourning after MTV extreme athlete Erik Roner killed in skydiving accident

Shock, mourning after MTV extreme athlete Erik Roner killed in skydiving accident

Tributes have begun to pour in from the extreme sports world over the sudden death of skydiver Erik Lars Roner, an MTV athlete, who was killed Monday when he struck a tree during a parachuting stunt at a charity event.

BMX athlete Dave Mirra worked with Roner years ago on "Nitro Circus," a reality show featured on MTV. Roner was a member of the crew.

“We're praying for his family,” Mirra said. “Rest in peace, Erik, and thanks for putting it on the line every time you've entertained us.”

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