Hana Kimura, a Japanese pro wrestler and star of Netflix’s Terrace House, has died at age 22. Her death was confirmed by Stardom Wrestling, a promoter of women’s wrestling in Japan. No cause of death was given.
Terrace House is a Japanese reality television series, now in its fifth year. It follows three men and three women as they temporarily live together in a house in the Setagaya ward of Tokyo. The show recently resumed airing episodes after production was shut down by the global pandemic.
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The last post on Kimura’s Instagram account depicted her and a cat, with the caption “goodbye.” She also tweeted an alarming message earlier on Friday. “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 won her first title at the JWP Junior plate in 2016; and joined Stardom in 2019. She was a leader of the Tokyo Cyber Squad, a fan favorite in Japan. Her mother, Kyoko Kimura, was also a well-known wrestler.
No details on survivors or a memorial service were immediately available.
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