BMX rider Dave Mirra dead of apparent suicide

BMX pro Dave Mirra has died at age 41.

Police responded to a call around 4 p.m. Thursday for an apparent suicide, according to KABC.

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 Officers found Mirra at his Greenville, North Carolina, home with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a media release from police.

Mirra is survived by his wife, and their 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," Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas said in a statement. "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."

In addition to being a BMX record-holding athlete, Mirra was a host of MTV's "Real World/Road Rules" challenge.

MEDIA RELEASEGreenville, NC Police Department February 4, 2016 GREENVILLE POLICE INVESTIGATING APPARENT SUICIDE At...

Posted by Greenville, NC Police Department on Thursday, February 4, 2016

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