We cannot even begin to imagine what they're going through right now.
As we previously reported, legendary BMX biker Dave Mirra was found dead from an apparent suicide on Thursday, and his family is still reeling from the shock.
While the athlete's friends and competitors have already offered their respects, Dave's wife Lauren Blackwell Mirra has now broken her silence following his untimely death.
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In a statement through Dave's agent Steve Astephen, Lauren and her family honored the father-of-two on Friday while thanking fans for their support, saying:
"Dave‘s wife and family are shocked and saddened by the loss of such a remarkable person whom they loved so deeply. Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers and for respecting their privacy through this difficult time."
Our thoughts continue to be with his family and friends at this difficult time.
Rest in peace, Dave.
[Image via Dave Mirra/Instagram.]
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