wrestling / News

UPDATEDx2: STARDOM’s Hana Kimura Passes Away, More Details On Tragic Story

May 23, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Hana Kimura Image Credit: STARDOM

UPDATEDx2: PWInsider is reporting that Hana Kimura did attempt suicide after being hit with negative attacks on Twitter over an incident on a reality show that she was taking part in.

Kimura recently appeared on the Netflix Japanese reality show Terrace House and an incident from that show apparently led to many fans attacking her online. The incident involved Kimura getting upset about her ring gear being ruined by another contestant on the show who tossed it in the dryer, causing it to shrink. Kimura apparently got upset with him and slapped him because of how important the ring gear was to her. This led to many fans of the show attacking her on social media.

According to PWInsider, Kimura said she couldn’t take all the negative attacks she was getting on Twitter, which were in the hundreds. They report that those social media attacks appear to have been the main factor in her mental state at the time when she attempted suicide and that she blamed them and that she said farewell to her mother and her supporters. Her farewell message led to STARDOM getting calls from concerned fans, leading to representatives from the company rushing to Kimura.

UPDATED: PWInsider reports that Hana Kimura had posted a disturbing video on social media yesterday that is believed to have been a suicide attempt. Fightful adds that Kimura tweeted images that appeared to show self-harm, and her captions indicated that she was being cyberbullied.

Dave Meltzer also tweeted about Kimura’s death, implying that it had something to do with social media.

ORIGINAL: What has been a difficult week in wrestling has just gotten worse, as STARDOM’s Hana Kimura has passed away. STARDOM announced on Twitter Friday night that Kimura had passed. No details were made available. Kimura was 22 years old.

Kimura, the daughter of former wrestler Kyoko Kimura, trained at Wrestle-1’s Professional Wrestling University and debuted in March of 2016 at a Wrestle-1 show. Her first championship with joshi promotion JWP, where she captured the JWP Junior Championship in September of 2016 and held it until the end of December of that year. She split her time between Wrestle-1, Sendai Girls’ Pro Wrestling and STARDOM, leaving Wrestle-1 in 2019 and joining STARDOM full-time. She worked a dark match for STARDOM at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14, a tag team match in which she and Giulia lost to Mayu Iwatani and Arisa Hoshiki.

On behalf of 411, our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Hana Kimura.

article topics :

Hana Kimura, STARDOM, Jeremy Thomas