Dave Mirra Dead by apparent suicide.
Dave Mirra the X Games legend has taken his life according to the Greenville Police Department. They released a statement on their Facebook page:
MEDIA RELEASEGreenville, NC Police Department February 4, 2016 GREENVILLE POLICE INVESTIGATING APPARENT SUICIDE At…
in the post they found him “sitting in a truck with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound”
Mirra was one of those guys you thought could do everything. He successfully crossed over into rally car racing and even hosted MTV’s Real/World/Road Rules Challenge for a couple seasons. It’s a sad day especially for his family. He leaves his wife and two children behind.
Reading some of these articles and comments some people are suggesting the possibility of concussions leading to depression and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy as being a cause for someone to react like this.
No matter what the cause was it’s important to talk to someone if you are having these thoughts.
R.I.P. Mr. Mirra