Japanese Netflix star and professional wrestler Hana Kimura is found dead aged just 22 after sharing a string of troubling messages online
- Japanese reality TV star Hana Kimura has died suddenly aged 22
- She starred on Netflix show Terrace House and was also a professional wrestler
- In one of her recent tweets, she wrote: ‘I love it. I’m weak, I’m sorry’
Netflix star and professional wrestler Hana Kimura has died suddenly aged 22.
Ms Kimura is best known for appearing in Netflix show Terrace House, a reality series about relationships between three men and three women after they move in together.
Her cause of death is not yet known however she had concerned fans with a string of troubling posts in recent days.
The wrestler posted a picture of herself with her cat on Friday and captioned it ‘goodbye’.
Another post said that she ‘didn’t want to be a human anymore’ while another implied she was a victim of cyber bullying, Variety reported.
She wrote: ‘Nearly 100 frank opinions every day. I couldn’t deny that I was hurt.
‘I’m dead. Thank you for giving me a mother. It was a life I wanted to be loved.
‘Thank you to everyone who supported me. 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.’
Ms Kimura’s mother was pro wrestler Kyoko Kimura.
The tragic star’s wresting debut came at the tender age of 19 where she fought against Reika Saiki.
She won her first title, the JWP Junior Championship, that same year.
She joined women’s pro-wrestling organisation Stardom in 2019. There she won the title of Artist of Stardom championship twice.
She also won the Goddess of Stardom championship.
Japanese reality TV star Hana Kimura (right), who starred on Netflix show Terrace House and was also a professional wrestler, has died suddenly aged 22
Kimura’s death was announced by her wrestling organisation Stardom Wrestling on Saturday
Fans and friends were quick to share their condolences following her death.
Sports broadcaster Renee Young wrote on Twitter: ‘Heartbreaking news about Hana Kimura.
‘I met her only very briefly and you could just instantly tell she was special. Thinking of her, her family and friends today.’
Professional wrestler Raquel Lourenço – who goes by the stage-name Killer Kelly – added: ‘I wish this wasn’t true.
‘I only met Hana Kimura a handful of times, but her smile and happiness were contagious.
‘I have this image of her putting makeup on on the ResGal and just looking so peaceful and beautiful.
‘I feel ill inside… People should be better than this. Be kind.’
Kimura’s death was announced by her wrestling organisation Stardom Wrestling on Saturday.
‘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.’
Kimura starred in the current season of Japanese reality TV show Terrace House.
The show shows the relationships between three men and three women after they move in together.
It has aired on Netflix since 2015 and is in its fifth season.
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Her cause of death is not yet known however she had concerned fans with a string of troubling posts in recent days