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Hana Kimura Japanese wrestling star dies at 22

Hana Kimura, star of Japan Wrestling, dies; committed suicide by cyberbullying
The 22-year-old woman took her life after being attacked on social networks. STARDOM confirmed the news through a statement.

Japanese fighter Hana Kimura, who appeared in the recent season of the Netflix series Terrace House, died at the age of 22.

Stardom Wrestling, Kimura's organization, confirmed the news and asked fans to be respectful of their family. The cause of death was not reported.

Shortly before she died, Kimura shared a series of social media posts showing that she was being harassed online.

The most recent update to her Instagram stories on Friday showed a photo of her with her cat, with a caption saying "bye-bye."
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Winner of the Stardom's Fighting Spirit Award, Kimura was one of the cast members of the Japanese reality show Terrace House, before it was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The series follows three men and three women who temporarily live together in a house.

Kimura's mother was also a well-known fighter, Kyoko Kimura.

In confirming his death on Twitter on Saturday, Stardom wrote on Twitter: "Please be respectful and wait a while for things to process, and keep your thoughts and prayers with your family and friends."

"Goodbye"

Concerns about her condition arose on Friday after the young woman posted images of self-harm on Twitter.

He wrote, "I no longer want to be a human. It was a life I wanted to be loved. Thank you all, I love you. Goodbye."

Kimura was allegedly the daily target of hundreds of tweets from fans and critics.

Faced with the news of his death, fans and industry figures rallied against cyberbullying and its impact on mental health.

"It breaks my heart how cruel people can be on social media," said Impact world champion Tessa Blanchard.

"It was an incredible honor to meet Hana Kimura. She was an incredible girl with a kind soul and an immense passion and work ethic."

"I hope this serves as a reminder that social media interactions can have a serious effect on anyone's mental health, no matter who they are," wrote wrestling journalist Adam Pacitti.
The STARDOM company confirmed the sad news through a statement and immediately the fighting world turned into condolences for the family of which many said, would be the great world leader in the quadrilaterals. "We regret to report the death of Hana Kimura. We ask for respect and time so that her close ones can process what happened, as well as her prayers for all of them."

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