Hana Kimura, the Japanese pro wrestler who starred in Netflix’s “Terrace House,” has died. She was 22.
Kimura’s death was confirmed Friday by Stardom Wrestling, which promotes pro women’s wrestling in Japan. The organization didn’t give a cause of death, but the reality star had posted messages on social media implying she had been bullied online, the BBC reported.
The latest post on Kimura’s Instagram account showed a photo of her and her cat, with the caption “goodbye.”
Friends became concerned Friday after Kimura reportedly tweeted: “I don’t want to be a human anymore. It was a life I wanted to be loved. Thank you everyone, I love you. Bye.”
Kimura made her debut at Wrestle-1, another Japanese wrestling promoter; won her first title at the JWP Junior plate in 2016; and joined Stardom in 2019, TMZ reported. She was a leader of the Tokyo Cyber Squad — a favorite of Japanese wrestling fans. Her mother was also a well-known wrestler, Kyoko Kimura.