Hana Kimura, professional wrestler and star of Terrace House, dies at 22


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Hana Kimura, an emerging Japanese professional wrestler currently starring in the latest series of Terrace of the house, died at 22 years old.

The cause of death has not been confirmed, but Stardom, the promotion Kimura wrestled with in Japan, confirmed his death on Twitter today.

"We regret to report that our Hana Kimura has passed away," the tweet read. "Please be respectful and allow time for things to process, 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 disturbing images before his death.

"Thanks to everyone who supported me," he tweeted. "I love it. I'm weak, I'm sorry. I don't want to be human anymore. It was a life I wanted to be loved. Thank you all, I love you. Goodbye."

Kimura, the daughter of Kyoko Kimura, was born into a wrestling family and had been fighting professionally since 2016. She was a rising star on the Japanese wrestling scene. Well-known wrestling commentator Dave Meltzer recently tweeted that Stardom planned to prepare her as his main lead star.

Others in the world of professional wrestling have begun posting tributes.

If you are struggling with thoughts of self-harm or suicide, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 in the US. USA People in the UK can call Samaritans at 116 123. If you live in Australia, you can contact Lifeline Australia at 13 11 14.


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