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BMX and X Games star Dave Mirra dies at 41 in apparent suicide

BMX and X Games star Dave Mirra dies at 41 in apparent suicide

Pro BMX biker Dave Mirra, who was one of the most decorated athletes in X Games history, was found dead Thursday of an apparent suicide. He was 41.

Officers in Greenville, N.C., found Mirra in a parked truck, killed by what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a statement released by the Greenville Police Department.

Mirra was a beloved figure in the world of extreme sports, and his name headlined several BMX video games.  Until the 2013 X Games in Munich, he held the record for the most medals in history with 24. Of those, 14 were gold medals.

More recently, Mirra had pursued a different extreme sport:...

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