Fans across the world are reeling over the news that professional wrestler and Terrace House star Hana Kimura has passed away. On Friday, reports surfaced of Kimura, who appeared on the latest season of the Netflix series, died at the age of 22. Understandably, this news has come as a great shock to fans, who have taken to Twitter to share tributes for the late reality star.
Kimura appeared on the most recent season of the Netflix series, Terrace House: Tokyo. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, production on the season halted. Before appearing on the reality show, Kimura worked as a professional wrestler, earning titles ever since she made her debut in 2016 during Wrestle-1. As of right now, the exact cause of death for Kimura is not immediately clear. However, shortly before it was reported that she had passed, individuals took notice of a series of alarming tweets — which has been deleted — that the Terrace House star posted that appeared to indicate that she was struggling after dealing with hatred from users online. She wrote, "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. I'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."
Considering this heartbreaking news, it's no surprise that fans have flocked to social media in order to express their sorrow over the loss. Many users on Twitter have not only paid tribute to Kimura but have spoken out against cyberbullying, a topic that the late reality star touched upon in her last tweets.
A Role Model
I am heartbroken hearing how the world has lost a kindsoul in Hana Kimura. Last year when I discovered Stardom I was captivated by her work and uniqueness. She was also role model for me when I was fighting body image issues and I will be forever thankful of that♥️#RIPHanaKimura pic.twitter.com/vDAq67Lv8D— ♻️𝙺𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚎♻️ (@x_xKars) May 23, 2020
Today we lost another beautiful human being to those slimey assholes hiding behind their screen and keyboard . Being on stan twitter has shown me how sick some of you can be when it comes to saying mean things . Bullying isn't a joke . It's not funny . (cont.)May 23, 2020
An Important Message
This is the face of 22 year old Hana Kimura. Unfortunately Hana took her own life because people felt big & brave behind their keyboard.
Wrestlers are human beings.
No one should have to suffer through this.May 23, 2020