Share
Lifestyle & Human Interest

Reality TV Star and Pro-Wrestler Hana Kimura Dead at Age 22

Share

Hana Kimura, a Japanese pro-wrestler who appeared in the latest series of the popular reality show “Terrace House,” has died. She was 22.

Her organization Stardom Wrestling confirmed Kimura’s death on Saturday.

It said details are still largely unknown and the group was cooperating in an investigation, and asked her fans to be respectful.

Trending:
Trump Celebrates as He Gets Major Win from Supreme Court

“We are very sorry to report that our Hana Kimura has passed away,” the organization said in a statement.

Kimura was found dead at her home, Japanese media said.



According to the Los Angeles Times, some fans speculated her death was a suicide triggered by cyberbullying.

Kimura became the target of massive bullying on social media over her role on the “Terrace House” show on Netflix.

The show involves three men and three women temporarily living together at a shared house in Tokyo.

The show was temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus.

Related:
Franklin Graham 'Saddened' to Announce Family Death

In her latest Instagram posting Friday, she published a photo of herself and her cat, with a message saying “Goodbye.”

Another posting carried a message “I love you, live long and happy. I’m sorry.”

Her death has triggered a wave of messages on social media against anonymous bullying and hateful messages.

Kimura, whose mother, Kyoko, was also a famous pro-wrestler, performed at a sold-out Madison Square Garden event by Japan Pro-Wrestling and U.S. Ring of Honor.

The Western Journal has reviewed this Associated Press story and may have altered it prior to publication to ensure that it meets our editorial standards.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →



We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Tags:
, , ,
Share
The Associated Press is an independent, not-for-profit news cooperative headquartered in New York City. Their teams in over 100 countries tell the world’s stories, from breaking news to investigative reporting. They provide content and services to help engage audiences worldwide, working with companies of all types, from broadcasters to brands. Photo credit: @AP on Twitter
The Associated Press was the first private sector organization in the U.S. to operate on a national scale. Over the past 170 years, they have been first to inform the world of many of history's most important moments, from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the fall of the Shah of Iran and the death of Pope John Paul.

Today, they operate in 263 locations in more than 100 countries relaying breaking news, covering war and conflict and producing enterprise reports that tell the world's stories.
Location
New York City




Conversation