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Dave Mirra Suffered From Brain Disease Before Suicide

Dave Mirra Suffered From Brain Disease Before Suicide

5/24/2016 7:44 PM PDT

BMX legend Dave Mirra suffered from brain disease before dying of a self inflicted gunshot wound ... according to reports. 

Mirra's family donated his brain to a neuropathologist shortly after his death in February. Reports say a doctor determined Mirra's brain showed signs of CTE -- a neurodegenerative disease linked to repeated head injuries.

CTE has been linked to dementia, depression and aggression to name a few. 

Scores of pro football players have suffered from CTE -- Mirra is the first extreme sports athlete to be diagnosed with the disease.

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