BMX bike legend Dave Mirra dead — who once had the record for the most X Games medals — has died of an apparent suicide … TMZ Sports has learned.
Cops say the 41-year-old’s body was found in his truck in Greenville, North Carolina Thursday with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
We’re told he had been in the area visiting with friends.
Mirra leaves a wife and two kids.
Officials tell TMZ Sports cops are investigating the death.
Earlier today, a photo of Mirra and his wife together appeared on Dave’s Instagram account with the caption, “My Rock! Thank god.”
Mirra hosted 2 seasons of “Real World/Road Rules Challenge” on MTV — and was the namesake of several BMX video games.
Mirra also drove for Subaru rally car racing team.
Dave’s good friend and fellow BMX legend T.J. Lavin tells us … “I just wish he would have called me. I would have jumped on a plane in a second. There’s always another way. If anyone needs help, just please get it. I feel sick about this.”
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