Early this morning the devastating news appeared on US news website TMZ that multi-time BMX X-Games gold medalist Dave Mirra was found dead, local Police say the 41 year old’s body was found in his truck in Greenville, North Carolina Thursday with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

The world has lost a true legend and pioneer of action sports, motocross riders and the action sport industry from around the world have been paying their respects to a great athlete – RIP Dave Mirra.

Very sad to hear this new about @davemirra!! An amazing athlete with such a gift to ride a BMX bike! True Champion and Legend! I always admired your training commitment and dedication!!

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