Remembering Dave Mirra Through The Amazing Soundtrack Of His 2000 Video Game

5 February 2016 | 3:30 pm | Staff Writer

RIP Dave Mirra

Sad news surfaced today that '90s BMX and X Games icon Dave Mirra has passed away at 41, reportedly of an apparent suicide in North Carolina.

Greenville, NC Police reported that Mirra was "sitting in a truck with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had been visiting friends in the area a short time before the incident". He is survived by his wife and two daughters.


Posted by Greenville, NC Police Department on Thursday, 4 February 2016

The pro-BMX rider was an instrumental name in the late '90s, early 2000s sporting world, holding the record for the X Games medals until he was surpassed by Bob Burnquist in 2013. Later in life, Mirra explored the world of competitive racing as part of the Subaru Rally Team USA. 

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His success also spawned the popular 2000 video game Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX, featuring a slew of other notable BMX riders.

Following in the footsteps of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater in 1999, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX had an absolutely stellar soundtrack, chock full of alternative rock, ska punk and hardcore punk gems that we've long forgotten.

To celebrate Mirra's untimely passing, we thought we'd remember him the only way we know how — through the ten musical gems Mirra brought to our attention while we did frontflips, backflips and wipeouts all night.

sublime - what i got

cypress - dust

rancid - maxwell murder

social distortion - don't drag me down

deftones - be quiet and drive (far away)

primer 55 - loose

pennywise - greed

dropkick murphys - never alone

59 times the pain - got it all in sight

swingin' utters - stupid lullabies

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