How did Daffney Unger die? Wrestling star, 46, discussed suicide in shocking video

'We are very sad to have to announce the passing of Shannon Spruill aka Daffney Unger, ' a statement by SHIMMER women’s professional wrestling said


                            How did Daffney Unger die? Wrestling star, 46, discussed suicide in shocking video
Daffney Unger took the Internet by storm by reading what seemed to be a 'suicide note' during an Instagram live with a gun nearby (Twitter @screamqueendaff)

Former professional wrestler, Daffney Unger, 46, passed away after she took the Internet by storm by reading what seemed to be a 'suicide note' during an Instagram live with a gun nearby. Fellow wrestler Lexie Fyfe confirmed the news of Unger's death on Twitter, Thursday, September 2. "I will miss you my logical sister from another mister, " she wrote. The cause of Daffney Unger's death has not been revealed yet. 

"We are very sad to have to announce the passing of Shannon Spruill aka Daffney Unger @screamqueendaff. We are posting this at the request of her family. Please respect their privacy at this trying time, " a statement by SHIMMER women’s professional wrestling said. We have witnessed the demise of many great stars in recent months passed. Paul Orndorff, 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, Del Wikes and Jerome Young are to name a few. 

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(Twitter/Daffney Unger)

 

Shannon Spruill, who went by the name Daffney Unger was seen on an Instagram live late Wednesday, September 1, reading an alleged suicide note while a gun was seen nearby. Fans, family and well-wishers grew concerned about Unger's wellbeing following the shocking Instagram Live video. "Do you guys not understand that I’m all alone?" Unger said in the video as she began to cry. She then continued to ask if anyone understands, before begging "just please stop" as she became more hysterical. "Remember, my brain goes to Boston," she added.

On Wednesday, September 1 night, Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful updated information about Daffney's well being and tweeted, "For those concerned about Daffney, emergency services have been contacted and sent to her most recent known address." In a second tweet, Sapp wrote, "Her family have been reached, and have her current address. She’d moved in the past couple of weeks. Police have been dispatched." WWE legend Mick Foley said on Twitter around the same time, that he tried to contact Unger but "my phone call went straight to voicemail". He also added, "If anyone has a way of reaching Daffney Unger, or knows her address, please help out. She’s in a bad personal place and is threatening to harm herself."

'RIP Daffney'

Thousands of fans paid tribute to the wrestling star on her tragic death. One person tweeted, "Daffney was the first ever woman's wrestler I seen get color in a match and it blew my mind as a kid. You didn't see female wrestlers bleed at that time. Her look, her character made her one of my favorite wrestlers in my early fandom. RIP Daffney, scream in the sky. #RIPDaffney" Another wrote, "I’ve always felt that people with the biggest hearts are often the ones that feel the most pain. Finding out about Daffney seems to prove that. My sympathy goes out to everyone especially her family. Her work and beautiful soul will always be in our hearts. #RIPDaffney" One tweet read, "So incredibly sad to hear the news about Daffney/Shannon. Heartbreaking to know that she felt so alone and in that dark space. If you are feeling this way, please reach out to others. You’re never alone. #RIPDaffney"



 



 

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