News BREAKING: BMX legend Dave Mirra suicide

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  1. Mr Pink

    Mr Pink Well-Known Member

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    Bummer...(and my first "BREAKING" thread)

    http://deadspin.com/bmx-legend-dave-mirra-dead-at-41-of-apparent-suicide-1757216822

    Dave Mirra, BMX biker and 24-time X-Games medalist, was found this afternoon dead in his truck of an “apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound” in Greenville, North Carolina. He was 41 years old.

    Greenville PD confirmed Mirra’s death on their Facebook page and issued the following statement about his death, as well as his impact on the Greenville community and the sport of BMX:

    At approximately 4pm today, Greenville Police responded to the 200 block of Pinewood Road for an apparent suicide.

    Upon arrival, officers discovered Dave Mirra, 41, of Greenville, sitting in a truck with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had been visiting friends in the area a short time before the incident.

    Considered an icon in the pro-BMX world, Mirra, was instrumental in bringing the sport to the City of Greenville, which now is home to more than 20 professional BMX riders. The record-holding athlete is survived by his wife and two children.

    “We mourn the loss today of a great friend and wonderful human being who touched the lives of so many around the world with his gift. He called Greenville, North Carolina home and was as humble a guy talking with kids on a street corner about bikes as he was in his element on the world stage. A young life with so much to offer was taken too soon,” said City of Greenville Mayor, Allen Thomas.

    The Greenville Police Department will be handling the death investigation.

    The family of Dave Mirra would appreciate privacy during this very difficult time.

    If you or a loved one are struggling with suicidal thoughts, you are encouraged to seek help through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-TALK.

    Mirra participated in every X-Games from 1995 to 2008, after which he took up a career as a rally car driver and even made it onto Team USA
     
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    blackcrystal61 Well-Known Member

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    Who?
     
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    Who?
     
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    Slow All The Pieces Matter DawgShed News

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    he probably did it because his videogame in the 90s sucked compared to tony hawk
     
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    Wangold Well-Known Member

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    I may have disagreed with what he said but I'll defend to my death who in the fuck he was.
     
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    Rip.... We all got some kind of demons too bad his got to him.
     
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    People who shoot themselves are idiots.

    Helium asphyxiation is the way to go.
    No odor, no headache, no mess.
    Breathe deep and go to sleep.
     
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    I partied with him in Mexico back in the day... dude was a super nice guy.... RIP
     
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    i smell a thread....
     
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    I was Matt Hoffman fan myself
    [​IMG]

    But yeah, I hate suicides... I want answers! I'll never get them
     
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    2 little girls

    fucking retard
     
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    depression is a mother fucker ...
     
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    Sorry, you must be too old to know who that is.
    That, and he was not a wrestler.
     
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    agreed.... fucked up that his family may never know
     
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    No!!

    Damn, that guy was huge when I was a kid. Just about every kid here built a dirt jump just to be like him.

    He hit his head and awful lot. I do wonder if they'll look at his brain.
     
  16. Mr Pink

    Mr Pink Well-Known Member

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    Oh wait, I lied. My first BREAKING thread was:

    "BREAKING: The word BREAKING overused in thread titles".

    My bad.
     
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    Too bad Gator never did the same

    [​IMG]
     
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    Good night funny man.
     
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    No. No, you smell nothing. Everything is fine. Now breath deep.
     
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    i shall not tonight