Stardom Wrestling, the group Kimura was a part of, issued a press release on the information on Friday.
“We are very sorry to report that our Hana Kimura has passed away,” it wrote. “Please be respectful and allow some time for things to process, and keep your thoughts and prayers with her family and friends.”
We are very sorry to report that our Hana Kimura has handed away.
Please be respectful and permit a while for issues to course of, and maintain your ideas and prayers together with her household and pals.
We recognize your help throughout this troublesome time.
— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) May 23, 2020
A reason for dying was not instantly clear. However, the newest replace on her Instagram story on Friday featured a photograph of her together with her cat, with a caption that reads “goodbye.” She had additionally just lately posted a sequence of troubling tweets, one among which, based on a fan translation, learn that she didn’t “want to be a human anymore.”
“Thank you to everyone who supported me,” learn one other message, which additionally implied that she had been cyberbullied. “I love it. I’m weak, I’m sorry.”
Kimura, whose mom, Kyoko Kimura, was additionally a professional wrestler, made her debut at Wrestle-1 in 2016, successful her first title, the JWP Junior Championship, later that yr. She additionally wrestled for Stardom throughout that point, and formally left Wrestle-1 to hitch Stardom in 2019, the place she was the chief of the Tokyo Cyber Squad faction. She twice gained the Artist of Stardom championship, along with a Goddess of Stardom championship.
Kimura was additionally a member of “Terrace House: Tokyo,” the newest season of the Japanese actuality present which sees six younger adults dwell collectively. She joined within the 20th episode, and was half of the present forged earlier than “Terrace House,” like the remainder of Netflix’s productions, halted capturing because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The wrestling group shared their condolences to Kimura on Friday evening. “Distraught,” wrestler Jamie Hayter wrote. “I don’t even know what to say or feel. Numb. I can’t express it. RIP Hana Kimura. Such a wonderful human being. The gaijin helper. All the potential. A beautiful soul. Kind. I just can’t even put in to f—ing words how upsetting this is. I hope you found peace.”
Distraught. I don’t even know what to say or really feel. Numb. I can’t categorical it. RIP Hana Kimura. Such an exquisite human being. The gaijin helper. All the potential. A ravishing soul. Kind. I simply can’t even put in to fucking phrases how upsetting that is. I hope you discovered peace 🙏🏻
— JAMIE HAYTER • ジェイミー ヘイター 🧡 (@jmehytr) May 23, 2020
Wrestler Sü Yüng wrote, “I will always love and miss you, my friend. You are my little sister. ”
I’ll at all times love and miss you, my buddy. You are my little sister. The Swanns ship our love and condolences to Hana Kimura, her household, and family members. I’ll always remember you. So a lot I need to say… my coronary heart is damaged. pic.twitter.com/PB5pO20YIj
— Sü Yüng (@realsuyung) May 23, 2020
See extra tributes to Kimura beneath.
It completely breaks my coronary heart how merciless folks will be on social media. It was an incredible honor to know Hana Kimura. She was an incredible lady with the kindest soul and immense ardour and work ethic. I’m at a lack of phrases over this tragedy. Rest In Peace my buddy.
— Tessa Blanchard (@Tess_Blanchard) May 23, 2020
🙏🏾 my coronary heart breaks listening to the information of Hana Kimura 💔 on-line bullying must cease.
— @CrisCyborg on Youtube (@criscyborg) May 23, 2020
The dying of Hana Kimura is an absolute tragedy. I hope this serves as a reminder that interactions on social media can have a critical impact on the psychological well being of anybody, irrespective of who they’re. Be sort. RIP.
— Adam Pacitti (@adampacitti) May 23, 2020
— Joey Ryan (@JoeyRyanOn-line) May 23, 2020
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