BMX icon Dave Mirra has died of an apparent suicide. I'm at a complete loss for words and have nothing more to add other than our sincere thoughts are with his family. Dave changed our entire landscape and I can't even begin to express how much he was loved by the BMX world.

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.

Some words from the BMX world on Dave's passing -

Good bye hero of heroes. Thank you so much for everything you ever did for me and others, you were a true inspiration. Ride in peace my friend. Love you ❤️ RIP.

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Rest In Peace Dave Mirra, can't believe the news, true legend and best to ever do it . @davemirra

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No words. We will miss you old friend!

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Can't believe this news. Total legend in anything he wanted to do. Rip Dave.

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Thank you for everything Dave. Gonna miss you brotha. R.I.P.

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#legend #thankyou @davemirra #bmx

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R.I.P. Dave Mirra. #bmx legend.

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Thank you Dave.

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For you Dave. THE MEASURE OF A MAN Not - How did he die? But - How did he live? Not - What did he gain? But - What did he give? These are the things that measure the worth Of a man as a man, regardless of birth. Not - What was his station? But - had he a heart? And - How did he play his God-given part? Was he ever ready with a word of good cheer? To bring back a smile, to banish a tear? Not - What was his church? Not - What was his creed? But - Had he befriended those really in need? Not - What did the sketch in the newspaper say? But - How many were sorry when he passed away? These are the things that measure the worth Of a man as a man, regardless of birth. For you Dave, and all the times we lit the ramp on fire and pushed the very limits of our talents to chase the same dream. Goodbye my hero, my mentor, my inspiration. Goodbye.

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I've literally written 5 different captions for this and deleted them. I'm so mad, confused, frustrated, and just out there right now. Dave was our voice. He's the guy that made the world stand up and notice BMX. He made BMX a sport. I announced my first X-games in 2005, I vividly remember contemplating how on earth I was going to announce Dave Mirra. Like what do you say about someone like Dave? Thankfully..when Dave rode..nobody is paying attention to anything other than Dave. It's so insane to me to think that a guy that I admired and emulated as a kid would later become my friend. THATS HOW BMX WORKS THOUGH!! This small weird subculture gives back exactly what you put into it. Passion sees no boundaries. It has been an incredible experience to watch this little kid from NY pulling backwards decades at 14 at the 1988 Columbus Ohio AFA masters, grow into the most popular, iconic, and legendary faces BMX will ever know. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING DAVE. You changed all of our lives for the better and I can't ever repay you for your gifts. We are gonna miss you man. This was from 2009 Dew Tour, thanks for @fattonybmx for the photo. I always loved interviewing Dave because I always wanted to hear what he had to say. Heres to the greatest to ever touch a BMX.

Legend status for Dave Mirra is an understatement, he was bigger than bmx and took everything he did to the limits. Like most, watching Dave ever since he was a kid was always inspiring. He made riding look good to whoever saw him ride or speak, he was one of our best ambassadors we’ve ever had to date. More than all that, he always stayed humble. Always one to reach out and say hello and take time out to talk with you. He’ll always be in my mind as the best to do it. His passing really hit home hearing the news last night. After talking to my 4 year old that a friend just died, he said something that really got me choked up, “he’s a star that will always be with you.” He doesn’t understand death but maybe he knows more than I thought.

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Life can change in a nano second. We have all lost a friend and a champion and find ourselves numb and deeply saddened by this. Now we have to find a way to create some light from the darkness that Dave must have felt, and that we all feel now. Dave has a special place in the heart, mind, and soul of Haro. We have a specially commissioned original oil painting of Dave in our office as appreciation and as a reminder to all who work here for all that he did for the sport and for our company. There it will remain forever! We offer our deepest sympathies to the Mirra family and pray that your pain will ease with time. Nothing prepares you for this, and ultimately it will be the love of friends and family that will help get you through to the place where you can find your balance once again and breathe. Energy does not go away, it transforms. To Dave, we would say that your invisible chains have been released, you are now free to fly throughout the Universe as you have always done so well here on earth. There is much love here, for you and for your family, forever. Until we meet again.....

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