Pro Wrestler & Netflix Star Hana Kimura Dead At 22 Amid Cyber Bullying
Japanese wrestler Hana Kimura, who had been victim to online bullying, passed away at the age of 22.
The Japanese professional wrestler was said to have posted disturbing images of self harm and a suicide note on social media.
She also posted images of self mutilation on Twitter along with the message: “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, ‘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.”
Kimura had been the subject of hundreds of mean tweets from fans and critics on a daily basis.
Japanese wrestling promotion Stardom confirmed the news with a statement on their website.
“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.”
Wishes poured in from all around the world for Kimura.
Kimura was a two-time Artist of Stardom Champion and a one-time Goddess of Stardom Champion. Kimura joined the Netflix Japan reality show “Terrace House” late last year.