Dave Mirra, icon of extreme sports and one of the pioneering athletes of the X-Games, was suffering from the effects of multiple concussions accumulated throughout his athletic career at the time of his death, post-mortem examinations have found.
“We would like to thank our family, friends and the overwhelming number of Dave’s fans who have supported us during this difficult time. We ask for your continued support in honouring Dave’s legacy and for your patience as we plan to create a platform for CTE awareness and research.”
Dave Mirra was only 41. Research into CTE remains an on-going, and pressing, issue in professional sports medicine.