Hana Kimura, a Japanese skilled wrestler who was additionally a solid member on the latest season of Netflix’s actuality present “Terrace Home,” has died, Selection has confirmed. She was 22.
Stardom Wrestling, the group Kimura was a part of, issued a press release on the information on Friday.
“We’re very sorry to report that our Hana Kimura has handed away,” it wrote. “Please be respectful and permit a while for issues to course of, and maintain your ideas and prayers together with her household and buddies.”
A reason behind loss of life was not instantly clear. Nonetheless, the latest replace on her Instagram story on Friday featured a photograph of her together with her cat, with a caption that reads “goodbye.” She had additionally just lately posted a sequence of troubling tweets, one in all which, in response to a fan translation, learn that she didn’t “need to be a human anymore.”
“Thanks to everybody who supported me,” learn one other message, which additionally implied that she had been cyberbullied. “I like it. I’m weak, I’m sorry.”
Kimura, whose mom, Kyoko Kimura, was additionally a professional wrestler, made her debut at Wrestle-1 in 2016, successful her first title, the JWP Junior Championship, later that yr. She additionally wrestled for Stardom throughout that point, and formally left Wrestle-1 to hitch Stardom in 2019, the place she was the chief of the Tokyo Cyber Squad faction. She twice received the Artist of Stardom championship, along with a Goddess of Stardom championship.
Kimura was additionally a member of “Terrace Home: Tokyo,” the latest season of the Japanese actuality present which sees six younger adults reside collectively. She joined within the 20th episode, and was half of the present solid earlier than “Terrace Home,” like the remainder of Netflix’s productions, halted taking pictures as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
The wrestling group shared their condolences to Kimura on Friday night time. “Distraught,” wrestler Jamie Hayter wrote. “I don’t even know what to say or really feel. Numb. I can’t specific it. RIP Hana Kimura. Such an exquisite human being. The gaijin helper. All of the potential. An exquisite soul. Form. I simply can’t even put in to f—ing phrases how upsetting that is. I hope you discovered peace.”
Wrestler Sü Yüng wrote, “I’ll at all times love and miss you, my pal. You might be my little sister. “
See extra tributes to Kimura beneath.