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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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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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Lawrence Phillips' Mother & Lawyers Say Note Found In The Jailed NFL Star's Suicide Does NOT Match His Handwriting!

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His family will conduct an independent investigation.

This is an interesting development.

As we previously reported, Lawrence Phillips was found dead in his jail cell from an apparent suicide. However, the ex-NFL star's mother, Juanita, and defense attorneys are saying that a note found in the scandalized sports star's shoe does not match his handwriting.

The late athlete — who had been accused of killing his cellmate while serving a 31-year sentence — had written multiple letters to his mother and lawyers, and they're saying the penmanship is not the same.

Related: Eminem's Sister-In-Law Found Dead

One of the football player's legal reps, Clayton Campbell, told USA Today that the note "said, and this to the best of my recollection, 'Did you hear the one about the football player who hung himself from the TV mount in his cell?' And where it said football player, it looked like somebody after the fact put the letter 'X' before 'football,' so it said 'X-football player.'"

His other lawyer, Jesse Whitten, described the other side of the note, saying:

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Justin Bieber Super Fan 'Linda' Reportedly Commits Suicide

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What tragic situation if true.

According to a Justin Bieber super fan's now private Twitter account, a beloved Belieber has committed suicide. The announcement was made in the late hours of January 20.

Listen: Justin Released A New Track!

In the sad tweet, a friend of the super fan "Linda" alleges the Belieber took her own life by jumping out of a building. Rumors have suggested that the young woman was hospitalized for depression at the time of her death — fans have assumed this is from where she jumped.

Take a look at the unfortunate message sent to Linda's 150,000 followers (below):

"This is Linda's friend and this is the request from her parents to inform you that she committed suicide. The autopsy says that she jumped from the building which matches with what the gardener from the hospital says, that her body was lying on the pavement. We lost her last night and she is in our prayers. The pressure for her was just too much and she couldn't bear it anymore. We're terribly sorry."

How heartbreaking.

News of the alleged death have really hurt members of Bieber's fandom community and has touched other internet communities as well.

Check out the reactions to the sad situation — under the hashtag #RIPBelieberLinda, which was trending in the US all morning — (below):

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Scott Disick Threatens Suicide As He Tells The Kardashians His 'Life Is Officially Over' On KUWTK Episode

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Family comes first!

Scott Disick has been through a lot this year after his summer fling with Chloé Bartoli ultimately lead to his split with Kourtney Kardashian.

After the breakup, we knew Scott was pretty down in the dumps and he had feelings of suicide before, but we we weren't sure how bad it was.

Related: Scott Is Dumped Once Again — This Time By Swedish GF!

Well on last night's KUWTK, the Lord got VERY real as he talked with Kim Kardashian West and Khloé Kardashian.

After Kim received a call from Khloé in which her little sis tells her Scott sent her a message that was "really scary saying that he just can't take it any more," Kanye West's wife took matters into her own hands and called him!

After she got Kourtney's ex-man on the phone and asked him if he was okay, Disick replied:

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Nicholas Brendon Opens Up About Suicide Attempt In Revealing Dr. Phil Interview!

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It looks like Nicholas Brendon is now ready to confront his demons.

A few months ago, the Buffy The Vampire Slayer alum stormed off the set of The Dr. Phil Show in the middle of an interview, unwilling to find a solution with the talk show doctor.

Video: Dr. Phil's Interview With One Of Jared Fogle's Victims

On Tuesday, the troubled actor returned to the show with a different attitude — this time, opening up about his suicide attempt triggered by his substance abuse.

Brendon revealed that he mixed alcohol and sleeping pills to deal with his intense anxiety and depression, which turned into a suicide attempt on September 22.

He said he also tried to cut his wrists "with a steak knife." After Dr. Phil asked if he wanted to die that day, the actor responded:

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MTV Star Sam Sarpong's Funeral Will Be Open To The Public So Fans Can Say Goodbye — Details HERE

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This loss is heartbreaking, but everyone is invited to celebrate Sam Sarpong's life.

The 40-year-old MTV star tragically took his own life after jumping off a bridge in Pasadena, California last week. After the sad loss, the Yo Momma host's family has seen an outpouring of support.

So, for the funeral, his loved ones would like to share the sentimental ceremony with friends and fans, and have decided to open it up to the public.

Sam's family said in a statement:

"We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to each and every one of you who have reached out to us during this incredibly difficult time. Our hearts are broken, and we are struggling to come to terms with the untimely passing of our dear Sam. Your words of encouragement, prayers, and shared memories of Sam have been comforting for us, and we cannot thank you enough."

The public celebration of the TV personality's life will be on November 21, at Shepherd Church in Porter Ranch, California.

Following the service, the procession will head to Burial Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. His loved ones are asking that in lieu of flowers guests provide donations.

The family would like to meet the people who have reached out since the London native's sad passing, because they'd like to hear their "ideas to keep Sam's memory alive."

Our hearts go out to everyone affected during this tough time.

[Image via WENN.]

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