wrestling was rocked by one other tragedy as 22-year-old Hana Kimura died in an
obvious suicide that will have been linked to cyberbullying. Stardom Wrestling confirmed Kimura’s dying late Friday.
The final entry on Kimura’s Instagram account on Friday contained a
photograph of Kimura together with her cat. The caption mentioned merely, “goodbye.” She additionally posted
a collection of troubling tweets, certainly one of which learn that she didn’t “wish to be a
Hana Kimura was a budding wrestling star
Kimura made her wrestling debut in 2016 and achieved early success
with the Wrestle-1 group starting in 2018. She branched out to compete
internationally with Ring of Honor in the US and varied promotions
in Mexico earlier than becoming a member of the Stardom wrestling promotion final 12 months.
Stardom promoted Kimura, whose mom additionally wrestled, because the chief
of the Tokyo Cyber Squad faction, and he or she captured a number of of the circuit’s
“We’re very sorry to report that our Hana Kimura has handed
away,” Stardom Wrestling mentioned in an announcement. “Please be respectful and permit
a while for issues to course of, and preserve your ideas and prayers together with her
household and associates.”
Hana Kimura was additionally a reality-show celeb
wrestling profession gave Hana Kimura worldwide consideration, however she was most
intently adopted in her native Japan because of her appearances on Terrace
Home, a actuality present produced by Netflix Japan. Modeled after The Actual
World, which appeared on MTV from 1992-2017 and is now carried on Fb
Watch, Terrace Home follows three males and three ladies residing collectively
in a Tokyo home.
Terrace Home, which made its debut in Could 2019, was placed on hiatus final month as a result of COVID-19 pandemic however had lately resumed manufacturing. Kimura had one of many longest runs on the present, debuting within the 20th of the collection’ 42 episodes.
solid’s on a regular basis life is on show within the collection, with storylines for Kimura
starting from competing with a housemate for the eye of a male solid member
to having a few of her wrestling garments ruined within the wash. The newest
episode handled a collection of Kimura’s wrestling appearances being canceled
as a result of pandemic.
The eye Kimura acquired from the present was not all the time flattering. Forbes reported that Kimura posted a suicide word on her Twitter account that referenced abusive feedback on social media:
“Practically 100 frank opinions day by day. I couldn’t deny that I used to be damage. I’m lifeless. Thanks for giving me a mom. It was a life I needed to be liked. Thanks to everybody who supported me. I find it irresistible. I’m weak, I’m sorry. I don’t wish to be a human anymore. It was a life I needed to be liked. Thanks everybody, I really like you. Bye.”
A troublesome week for the wrestling group
Hana Kimura’s obvious suicide got here two days
after the physique of 39-year-old wrestler Shad Gaspard was discovered on a Southern
Gaspard disappeared Sunday after he had been swimming off Marina
Del Rey together with his son, Aryeh. Lifeguards mentioned the 2 have been caught in a rip
present earlier than Aryeh Gaspard, 10, was rescued. Gaspard’s physique was discovered on
Venice Seaside on Wednesday.
Shad Gaspard is greatest referred to as a part of a tag crew with fellow WWE star JTG. He left WWE in 2010 and pursued an performing profession.