An absolute legend of the X Games, Dave Mirra started out his career as a BMX biker and then became a big deal in rally cross racing as well. Rightfully inducted into the BMX Hall of Fame just over five months after his death (and yes, that is a thing
that exists), there is no doubt in our mind that such an institution would be faulty without him in it. Someone who seemed like he had it all–fame, fortune, and family–internally, things clearly weren’t going well for him since he took his own life with a gun and then had his brain examined which revealed CTE. Posting on Twitter for the final time two months prior to taking his final breath, he wrote about his sadness at the death of his friend, Scott Weiland, which we think could have contributed to his dark thoughts.