STARDOM/JAPAN: 22-year-old Stardom star Hana Kimura dead after apparent suicide

Posted on 5/23/120 by Colin Vassallo

22-year-old Stardom Wrestling star Hana Kimura passed away
yesterday after an apparent suicide.

Kimura posted what looks like to be a suicide note on her
social media, raising eyebrows that something was going to
happen. Her message, along with photos of self-harm, read,
“Nearly 100 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 alive anymore. It was a life I wanted to be loved.
Thank you everyone. I love you. Bye.”

Kimura was also a star on the Japanese reality show Terrace
House and was involved in an altercation with a male cast
mate earlier this year where her outfit she wore at NJPW’s
Wrestle Kingdom 14 was ruined when the other person
mistakenly put her gear in the dryer. Kimura reacted by
physically attacking him, slapping him.

That incident was the starting point of her downfall and
Kimura was bullied online to no end.

Stardom, the promotion that Kimura wrestled for, posted on
Twitter, “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.”

Stardom’s parent company New Japan Pro Wrestling also posted
a statement saying, “New Japan Pro Wrestling is deeply
saddened to hear of the loss of Hana Kimura. She was a
wonderful and gentle soul. Our most heartfelt and deepest
condolences go to her family, friends and fans at this

All Elite Wrestling also paid tribute to Kimura on social
media, writing, “AEW and the wrestling community mourn the
passing of Hana Kimura. May she Rest In Peace, and our
thoughts are with her family, her friends, and her fans.”

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