BMX star Dave Mirra dies in apparent suicide

Police in North Carolina confirm the X Games biker was found dead with what they believe are self-inflicted gunshot wounds

Dave Mirra (Photo: Geoff Sloan/CC2.0)

BMX biker Dave Mirra has died in an apparent suicide, aged 41.

Greenville Police have confirmed the body of the X Games star was found in a truck in Greenville, North Carolina, on Thursday night with what are believed to be self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.