Hana Kimura: WWE star dead at 22.
A deeply tragic week of pro wrestling managed to end on a chilling note as Stardom wrestler Hana Kimura has reportedly died at the age of 22.
Kimua’s life appeared to be in danger after the budding star sent out a series of graphic, troubling tweets with slashes to her wrist, suggesting she had engaged in self-harm. Kimura had been the subject of hundreds of mean tweets from fans and critics on a daily basis.
Kimura posted an apparent suicide note on Twitter that translated to the following:
“Nearly 100 frank opinions every day. I couldn’t deny that I was hurt. I’m dead. Thank you for giving me a mother. It was a life I wanted to be loved. Thank you to everyone who supported me. I love it. I’m weak, I’m sorry. I don’t want to be a human anymore. It was a life I wanted to be loved. Thank you everyone, I love you. Bye.”
Stardom confirmed Kimura’s death with the following statement:
“Stardom fans, we are very sorry to report that our Hana Kimura has passed away. Please be respectful and allow some time for things to process, and keep your thoughts and prayers with her family and friends. We appreciate your support during this difficult time.”