RIP Dave Mirra – 1974-2016

Some tragic news came out yesterday as police confirmed reports that Dave Mirra, one of the world’s best BMX freestyle riders and rally car drivers died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in Greenville, North Carolina.

Authorities said they responded to an apparent suicide and discovered his body in a truck. Mirra, 41, was married with two children. He had been visiting friends in the area, officials said.

Growing up, Dave Mirra was an idol to me and my friends so this news really does hit home.  Mirra had super human talent and from all the coverage over the years he seemed like an absolute gem of a person which makes this all the more tragic.

Here is a recent tribute video of Dave Mirra.

Here are some older video highlights from Dave’s time as a driver for Team Subaru Rally USA.

 

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2 thoughts on “RIP Dave Mirra – 1974-2016

  1. Reblogged this on IsaVie and commented:
    I am sadden by this news. His amazing talent got me interested in Cervélo and its outstanding technology for the bicycle. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

  2. Pingback: RIP Dave Mirra – 1974-2016 – IsaVie

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