- Dave Mirra, 41, was one of the most successful competitors in X Games history
- Police in North Carolina say he died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound
- "We mourn the loss today of a great friend and wonderful human being," says the mayor of Greenville, North Carolina
(CNN)Dave Mirra, whose dazzling aerial flips and tricks made him a legend in freestyle BMX and one of the most successful competitors in X Games history, died Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police in North Carolina said.
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