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Dave Mirra, X Games Biker Star, MTV Host, an Apparent Suicide

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Dave Mirra at the 13th annual ESPY Awards in Hollywood in July. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith)

By    |   Friday, 05 Feb 2016 08:51 AM

Dave Mirra, 41, the veteran X Games BMX biker star who also hosted MTV's "Real World/Road Rules Challenge," was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in North Carolina.

Greenville police said Thursday night that Mirra's body was found earlier in the day, reported The Associated Press.

Authorities say they responded to an apparent suicide and discovered his body in a truck. They say he had been visiting friends in the area.

Mayor Allen Thomas called Mirra "a great friend and wonderful human being."

Mirra was an accomplished BMX rider and one of the most decorated athletes in X Games history, medaling every year from 1995 to 2008 and winning 14 gold medals. His one-time record of 24 career medals was broken in 2013 by Bob Burnquist.

Two video games carried his name.

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