The tragic news that BMX icon Dave Mirra has passed away has spread through the internet this morning.
Dave’s impact on the sport was so great that not only was he one of the most respected riders in recent memory, he was a household name.
Whether it was through his famous video game or the catalogue of tricks he had in his pocket, Dave was always on hand to inspire, and in that respect, nothing has changed.
The tributes have been pouring in online since the devastating story broke. Here are just some of the touching messages from the action sports community and beyond:
Goodbye Dave Mirra, a true pioneer, icon and legend. Thank you for the memories… we are heartbroken. pic.twitter.com/RHpTe7Qzwi
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) February 5, 2016