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Dave Mirra Couldn't Find A New Passion To Replace BMX — See What His Friends Are Revealing About His Mental State Before Taking His Own Life

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This is still such tragic news.

It's been four days since legendary BMX rider Dave Mirra committed suicide inside of his truck in Greenville, North Carolina, and we're still learning new details about what led to his untimely death.

While we've already heard from his family and former competitors, Dave's friends are the most recent people associated with the 41-year-old to speak out about his passing.

Related: Playboy Model Katie May Dies At 34

While some doctors have linked Dave's mental state to the concussion-related degenerative brain disease CTE, which affects professional athletes after they retire, the 14-time X Games gold medalist's friends say his alleged depression was actually due to a

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Dave Mirra's Wife & Family Release A Statement Following His Tragic Death

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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.

Related: Did Dave Suffer The Same Brain-Condition As Junior Seau?

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:

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Did Dave Mirra Suffer From The Same Concussion-Related Condition As Junior Seau?

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This is still such a shock to us — and as we learn more about investigators' findings, it may be a shock to them, too.

BMX legend Dave Mirra apparently committed suicide on Thursday, and now authorities in Greenville, North Carolina where he made his home believe there may be a specific reason the extreme sports star took his life.

Related: Celebs React To Mirra's Untimely Death

The city's mayor, Allen Thomas, noted in a press conference that while authorities are still gathering facts, he fears Mirra may have had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or as it's better known, CTE.

If you've heard those initials before, it's likely because of football.

Scientists are finding

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Tony Hawk, Carey Hart, & More Celebs Mourn The Untimely Loss Of BMX Legend Dave Mirra

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This is such a tragedy.

As we previously reported, BMX athlete Dave Mirra died of an alleged suicide while visiting friends in Greenville, North Carolina this week. How sad!

It's hard to believe that so soon after losing David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and Glenn Frey we're forced to say goodbye to ANOTHER industry legend.

Related: Playboy Model Katie May Dies At 34

Many in Hollywood have since taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the late athlete — including Tony Hawk, Carey Hart, Miles Teller, and many more.

Check out their heartfelt messages (below):

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BMX Legend Dave Mirra Dies Of An Apparent Suicide At 41

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We are at a loss for words…

On Thursday, BMX athlete Dave Mirra died of an alleged suicide. His body was discovered in his truck in Greenville, North Carolina with an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Related: BMX Rider Falls Off Bike While Jumping 80-Foot Canyon Gap

The 41-year-old was in the area visiting friends.

The bike legend — who once had the record for the most X Games medals — leaves behind a wife and a child.

Earlier that day, he posted the following pic of him and his spouse on Instagram

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