X Games champion & BMX biker Dave Mirra was found dead in his pickup truck with a gunshot wound to the head in Greenville, N.C. Officials of the Greenville Police Dept. believe Mirra died of an apparent suicide he was 41 yrs. old.
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.Mirra ventured off into triathlon and Ironman competitions
“Ironman competitions are an entirely different ballgame. The level of competition is much higher, and there are way more athletes,” Mirra told Sports Illustrated. He qualified for the 2014 Mont Tremblant Ironman World Championship in Canada.
Dave won 17 X Game medals in 2004 “It was extremely satisfying to look around and see what I consider the best athletes in the world as my competition,” Mirra told the publication.
Mirra also briefly hosted the MTV series “Real World/Road Rules Challenge” and appeared in an episode of the sitcom “George Lopez.”
Dave Mirra leaves behind a wife and two children