Wrestler Hana Kimura dies at 22 after being harassed online for losing her temper on Netflix's 'Terrace House'
Kimura had recently raised a lot of concerns from her fans' end after posting photos of what looked like her cutting her arms
Hana Kimura has reportedly passed away at the age of 22. Having been dealing with severe depression, Kimura raised a lot of concerns from her fans' end after posting photos of what looked like her cutting her arms, while heavily implying she was going to commit suicide. This comes after Kimura suffered intense bullying online when an episode of the Netflix reality show 'Terrace House' showed her losing her temper at one of her castmates. The Japanese show made her look like quite the antagonist in the plot and that led to Kimura receiving tons of hate messages and harassment online, all from fans of the show. It is believed this sudden barrage of hate and bullying led to Kimura's decision.
Stardom Wrestling announced the news on Twitter: "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.” While Kimura's triggering posts of self-harm and other content to have sparked concern were deleted, the last remaining post on her Twitter account are two photos of her kissing and cuddling with her little kitten.
Kimura, daughter of former wrestler Kyoko Kimura, was a Japanese female professional wrestler with Stardom. She reportedly trained at Wrestle-1’s Professional Wrestling University, and in March 2016, she debuted at a Wrestle-1 show. She had won the JWP Junior Championship in September of 2016 -- her first championship ever -- and also held on to the title until December that year. Splitting her time between Wrestle-1, Sendai Girls’ Pro Wrestling and STARDOM, she left Wrestle-1 in 2019 and joined STARDOM full-time.
Fans poured in with thoughts and prayers, lamenting the loss, sharing: "2020 is officially the worst year ever May her soul rest in peace! She was one of the brightest stars in womens wrestling so much potential and just getting better and better so much star potential as well such a sad day in the world of wrestling." Fellow WWE wrestler Dakota Kai also shared: "F bullies. Y’all need to wake up.. these are REAL people. Not just characters in a TV show, movie or whatever. Tragic. RIP Hana. Gone too soon."