23 May 2020 06:37
Stardom competitor Hana Kimura has passed away at the age of 22. Stardom confirmed the young wrestler's death in a statement on social media. Earlier in the day on May 22, 2020, Hana had tweeted out images of what appeared to be self-harm, with captions that suggested she was on the receiving end of a great deal of cyberbullying. Throughout her career, she won the Artist of Stardom Championship, the Goddess of Stardom Championship, held several championships in JWP Joshi Puroresu, and also won DDT's Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship. Our condolences go out to her family, friends, and fans.
UPDATED: PWInsider reports that Hana Kimura had posted a disturbing video on social media yesterday that is believed to have been a suicide attempt. Fightful adds that Kimura tweeted images that appeared to show self-harm, and her captions indicated that she was being cyberbullied. Dave Meltzer also tweeted about Kimura's death, implying that it had something to do with social media. ORIGINAL: What has been a difficult week in wrestling has just gotten worse, as STARDOM's Hana Kimura has passed away. STARDOM announced on Twitter Friday night that Kimura had passed.
Wrestling News reported that an episode of Netflix's "Terrace House" had just aired in Japan, and it painted Kimura as a villain. Many Fans Were Concerned for Kimura Earlier in the Day After She Posted on Social Media Kimura posted some photos and self-harm photos on social media earlier in the day, according to Mandatory. After she posted that tweet, many fans took to Twitter to voice their support for the wrestler. One account wrote: "[Hana Kimura] You are strong. Kimura was born on September 3, 1997, in Yokohama, Japan, and trained with Wrestle-1 at their professional wrestling university.
Hana Kimura just passed away. There are no other details at the moment but this is a death that can be blamed on the cruelty of social media and it's a subject that really needs addressing. Thank you Hana Kimura for giving me some light in my life. Hana Kimura Has Passed Away — Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) May 23, 2020 Japanese wrestling promotion Stardom has confirmed 22-year-old wrestler Hana Kimura has died. Concerns surrounding the wrestler came about this morning after Kimura posted images that appeared to show self-mutilation accompanied by a disturbing caption. Hours later, Stardom confirmed her passing in a tweet which stated: Kimura, one of the top wrestlers in the promotion, also starred on a Japanese Netflix reality show called "Terrace House" where a recent episode caused fans to turn on her and begin cyber-bullying. We here at Pro Wrestling Sheet offer our most sincere condolences to her family and friends. Stardom wrestler Hana Kimura has passed away at the age of 22.The female wrestling promotion confirmed the news of her death on its Japanese website. Earlier today concerns were raised after Kimura posted images of self mutilation on Twitter along with messages that read, "Nearly 100 frank opinions every day. Stardom fans, we are very sorry to report that our Hana Kimura has passed away. The second generation wrestler was the daughter of Kyoko Kimura. After leaving Wrestle-1, Kimura returned to Stardom and became the leader of a faction called Tokyo Cyber Squad. Kimura joined the Netflix Japan reality show "Terrace House" late last year. WrestleZone sends our deepest condolences to Kimura's family, friends and fans during this tragic time.