Pro BMX Rider And Upstate NY Native Dave Mirra Dies—R.I.P.
All signs point to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
The end of 2015 and beginning of 2016 has been a rough couple of months with many of us morning the loss of too many of our idols we grew up with.
Today myself and many others across the globe are mourning the loss of pro BMX rider Dive Mirra who was found dead yesterday evening in his truck in North Carolina of what seems to be a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
WITN reports that Mirra had visited a friend prior to being found and that his friend was just as shocked at the rest of the world was at Mirra's passing saying "he was making plans."
Mirra has roots in upstate NY (born in Chittenango) and often returned to NY to visit and train. All the while keeping family, friends and fans updated on social media.
Below are Mirra's final posts on Instagram, which it looks like he updated just before his passing.
Although the manner of his death has many people wondering if Mirra may have suffered from caucused syndrome, remember you never really know what kind of struggle others may be going through. If you or a loved one are struggling with suicidal thoughts, you are encouraged to seek help through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-TALK.