The wrestling world has been hit again (previously the week former WWE Star Shad Gaspard died) when it was revealed that Netflix and wrestling star Hana Kimura had died at the young age of 22.
World Wonder Ring Stardom confirmed Kimura’s death in a tweet on Friday.
“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,” the announcement read.
The latest post on Kimura’s Instagram account showed a photo of her and her cat, with the caption “goodbye.”
Friends became concerned Friday after Kimura reportedly tweeted: “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 made her debut at Wrestle-1, another Japanese wrestling promoter; won her first title at the JWP Junior plate in 2016; and joined Stardom in 2019, TMZ reported. She was a leader of the Tokyo Cyber Squad — a favorite of Japanese wrestling fans. Her mother was also a well-known wrestler, Kyoko Kimura.
RIP Hana Kimura