She was reportedly a recent victim of cyber bullying.
Hana Kimura, a talented, up-and-coming Japanese professional wrestler who is currently starring in the latest Terrace House series, has died at the age of 22.
The cause of death has not been confirmed, but Stardom, the promotion Kimura wrestled with in Japan, was posted on Twitter today about her death.
“We are very sorry to inform you that our Hana Kimura has passed away,” the tweet said. “Please be respectful and take some time to process things and keep your thoughts and prayers with your family and friends.
Kimura had reportedly been a recent victim of bullying on social media, and had tweeted out troubling images in the lead up to her death.
“Thank you to everyone who supported me,” she tweeted. “I love it. I’m weak, I’m sorry. 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, the daughter of Kyoko Kimura, was born into a wrestling family and had been wrestling professionally since 2016. She was a rising star in the Japanese wrestling scene. Noted wrestling commentator Dave Meltzer recently tweeted that Stardom was planning to groom her as their major mainstream star.