Pro Wrestling Star Hana Kimura Has Died At 22

Hana Kimura, a pro wrestler and cast member of Netflix’s Terrace House, has passed away at age 22, according to multiple reports.

A cause of death has not been made public. However, her most recent story on Instagram showed a photo of her and her cat with “goodbye” written in Japanese. A fan’s translation of some of her tweets also shows that she expressed distress over the amount of negativity she received online, saying things like “I don’t want to be a human anymore.” She had also reportedly tweeted photos indicating that she had self-harmed.

Stardom, the organization Kimura competed for, released a statement on social media and asked fans to be respectful during this difficult time for the woman’s loved ones:

Kimura’s love for wrestling seems to run in the family — Her mother, Kyoko Kimura, was also a professional wrestler. The young woman made her professional debut (and won her first title) in 2016. She later left Wrestle-1 to wrestle under Stardom in 2019, where she achieved further success leading the Tokyo Cyber Squad and won the Artist of Stardom twice and Goddess of Stardom championship once.

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Please contact the National Suicide Hotline at  800-273-TALK (8255) if you live in the USA and are experiencing thoughts of self-harm.

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