The pro wrestling world is in a state of shock after the passing away of young Japanese wrestler Hana Kamura. Kamura, 22, posted images of self harm and a suicide note on social media.
“Nearly 100 frank opinions every day. I couldn’t deny that I was hurt. I’m dead. Thank you for giving me a mother. It was a life I wanted to be loved. Thank you to everyone who supported me. I love it. I’m weak, ‘m sorry. 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,” she wrote.
Hana’s post indicated that she was bullied by wrestling fans and critics on the social media.
Japanese wrestling promotion Stardom approved the news by issuing a statement on their website.
“Stardom fans, we are very sorry to report that our Hana Kimura has passed away. Please be respectful and allow some time for things to process, and keep your thoughts and prayers with her family and friends. We appreciate your support during this difficult time.”
We are very sorry to report that our Hana Kimura has passed away.
Please be respectful and allow some time for things to process, and keep your thoughts and prayers with her family and friends.
We appreciate your support during this difficult time.
— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) May 23, 2020
Here are some more wishes
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
Hana Kimura just passed away. There are no other details at the moment but this is a death that can be blamed on the cruelty of social media and it’s a subject that really needs addressing.
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) May 23, 2020
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Hana Kimura.
Hana was a beautiful and talented star!
Words are powerful.
Please be kind.
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 23, 2020
Owen Hart and Hana Kimura passed away on the same date, May 23rd.
May both of them RIP, what a shit day. pic.twitter.com/IeIjyx0xMS
— 𝔽𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝔽𝕠𝕣 𝔽𝕠𝕝𝕝𝕠𝕨𝕖𝕣𝕤 ‼️ (@Fiend4Follows) May 23, 2020
Shida wins the women’s AEW Women’s title!
A very emotional victory as JR notes on commentary that it’s been tough for her after the passing of Hana Kimura. 🙏
— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) May 24, 2020
Hana Kimura was 22.
Please let that sink in…22. She had her whole life in front of her.
Online bullying should not be part of life.
It damn sure should not be part of death.
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) May 23, 2020