Hana Kimura dead: Tributes pour in for late wrestling and Netflix star

Lori Loughlin and husband’s guilty plea in college admissions cheating scandal can’t be accepted just yetThe wrestling world is mourning (Picture: Netflix)

The wrestling world is mourning one of its own after the tragic death of Hana Kimura.

It has been confirmed the Stardom wrestler – who also appeared in Netflix reality series Terrace House: Tokyo – has passed away aged 22.

Although Hana’s cause of death has not yet been revealed, on Friday she posted a picture of herself with her cat with the troubling caption: ‘Goodbye.’

According to Variety, Kimura also recently shared a number of concerning tweets, in which she said she ‘didn’t want to be a human anymore’ and reportedly implied she had been cyber bullied.

Now, her fellow wrestlers – and promotions from across the globe – have paid tributes to the late star.

Lori Loughlin and husband’s guilty plea in college admissions cheating scandal can’t be accepted just yetHana joined Stardom wrestling in 2019 (Picture: Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

Mick Foley tweeted: ‘Oh, God, I am so sorry to hear this. So young… She had so much to live for.’

WWE superstar Natalya added: ‘I just heard this news and I’m truly saddened by it. Heartbreaking. Prayers for #HanaKimura and her family.’

Kimura – whose mother is retired Japnese wrestler Kyoko Kimura – had performed at both Madison Square Garden and at the Tokyo Dome in Japan.

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 time. In memoriam: https://t.co/vot9qT0B0A pic.twitter.com/UF9UGVW5A5

— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) May 23, 2020

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. pic.twitter.com/gouuu3xG5y

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 23, 2020

New Japan Pro Wrestling tweeted: ‘She was a wonderful and gentle soul.

‘Our most heartfelt and deepest condolences go to her family, friends and fans at this time.’

All Elite Wrestling also shared a tribute to the late star, adding: ‘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.’

It absolutely breaks my heart how cruel people can be on social media. It was an amazing honor to know Hana Kimura. She was an amazing girl with the kindest soul and immense passion and work ethic. I’m at a loss of words over this tragedy. Rest In Peace my friend.

— Tessa Blanchard (@Tess_Blanchard) May 23, 2020

I couldn’t imagine dealing with hate on social media at 22. I can barely handle it now. Some of you should be ashamed of yourselves. 💔#HanaKimura #RIPHanaKimura

— Joey Ryan (@JoeyRyanOnline) May 23, 2020

IMPACT Wrestling’s Tessa Blanchard paid tribute to ‘an amazing girl with the kindest soul’.

She wrote: ‘It absolutely breaks my heart how cruel people can be on social media. It was an amazing honor to know Hana Kimura.

‘She was an amazing girl with the kindest soul and immense passion and work ethic. I’m at a loss of words over this tragedy. Rest In Peace my friend.’

Joey Ryan shared a broken heart emoji, and added: ‘I couldn’t imagine dealing with hate on social media at 22. I can barely handle it now. Some of you should be ashamed of yourselves.’

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