We have some breaking news to report to you guys. BMX star David Mirra has pasked away from an apparent suicide. It’s unclear why the 41 year old felt the need to end his life today. Sources say that David had been visiting with friends most of the day. It would be later on in the day when Mirra would park his truck, retrieve a fire arm, aim, and open fire.
Here’s what WNCT has reported.
Upon arrival, officers discovered 41-year-old Dave Mirra, of Greenville, sitting in a truck with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Mirra was instrumental in bringing the sport to the City of Greenville, which now is home to more than 20 professional BMX riders. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Chief Holtzman and Mayor Thomas will address the media tomorrow, Friday, February 5, at 9:00 AM at GPD Headquarters. “
Such a heartbreaking story.
David is survived by his wife Lauren and their two beautiful daughters MacKenzie and Madison. The couple made a home in N.C. after they tied the knot back in 2006. This month would have been 10 years that they were married.
Anyway, Dave built a hub in Winterville for BMX riders that boasted to be 15,000 sq.ft. Although he was retired from extreme biking and wasn’t a contender anymore, he continued to compete and train in triathlons til the end of his life.
Lauren also used her athletic ability to help and motivate people. We are told that she is a certified yoga instructor in Greenville, and that most of her classes are held at the Hilton on Greenville blvd.
You guys PLEASE keep her and those babies in your prayers tonight. They’re gonna need them in the days ahead. And Dave, thanks for all you did for your hometown as well as the entire world. We hope you’re resting in peace.