The fighter had posted on her social media photos of alleged self-inflicted injuries and a message in which she claimed to be “weak” and “dead”. Subsequently his death was confirmed by the Japanese company.
Stardom wrestler Hana Kimura died at age 22, the Japanese company confirmed Saturday.
“We are very sorry to report that our Hana Kimura has passed away,” says a statement, in which Stardom called for followers to “be respectful” and “keep their thoughts and prayers with their family and friends.” We appreciate your support during these difficult times,” they added.
The cause of his death is unknown.
Previously, the Japanese company’s star posted on Twitter footage of alleged self-inflicted injuries and a message in which he claimed to be “weak” and “dead.” “Thank you to everyone who supported me. I love him. I’m weak, I’m sorry. I don’t want to be a human anymore,” she wrote and ended the post saying “goodbye.”
However, the tweets in question, in which the wrestler claimed to receive almost 100 reviews each day that “hurt”, have already been removed from her account.
Kimura’s death is reported to come after she became the target of a massive online bullying campaign, due to her appearance and participation in the Japanese reality show ‘Terrace House’, in which 6 people live in a house.
According to journalist Dave Meltzer, in one episode, which aired in January, a show show participant ruined the wrestler’s costume after a wash, prompting Kimura’s wrath and Kimura slapped him. It received a wave of criticism on the Internet, which intensified in recent weeks.
Hana, daughter of another professional wrestler, Kyoko Kimura, debuted at Wrestle-1 in 2016 and that same year won her first JWP Junior Championship title. In 2019, he joined Stardom. During her career, she was a two-time Stardom Artistic Champion and once won the Stardom Goddess Championship.