It has officially been confirmed that Dave Mirra suffered from CTE - the degenerative brain disease associated with concussions that can lead to dementia, memory loss, and depression. 

Many close to him theorized that CTE may have been a factor in Dave taking his own life and this report confirms that there were deeper reasons as to why this tragic event took place.

CTE is commonly associated with football and hockey players, but Dave is the first BMX rider (and action sports athlete in general) to be diagnosed with the disease.

Lauren Mirra - Dave’s wife - recently spoke with ESPN about Dave’s final weeks, the CTE diagnosis, and the positivity she hopes can come from this new information. Click here to read the whole piece.

RIP, Dave Mirra.

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