An action sports icon passed away today, as Greenville, N.C. police announced that BMX legend Dave Mirra was found dead at age 41. According to the authorities, Mirra’s death is being treated as a suicide due to “an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
Mirra is one of the greatest competitors in the history of the X-Games. He won 24 medals during his time competing at the biggest event in action sports, 23 of those came from BMX events and one was in rally car. Of those 24 medals, 14 of those were gold medals, and both his total and gold medal counts are second all-time in the history of the X-Games.
His influence also went beyond sports, as Mirra hosted the MTV show Real World/Road Rules Challenge and was the namesake for four BMX-themed video games.
According to the statement put out by the Greenville Police, Mirra is survived by his wife and two children.