Hana Kimura, Netflix 'Terrace House' star & wrestler, dies at 22

Hana Kimura, Netflix 'Terrace House' star & wrestler, dies at 22

Hana Kimura, a Japanese professional wrestler who was also a cast member on the most recent season of Netflix's reality show Terrace House has died at the age of 22.

Stardom Wrestling, the organization Kimura was part of, issued a statement on the news on Saturday (May 23).

"We are very sorry to report that our Hana Kimura has passed away," it wrote. "Please be respectful and allow some time for things to process, and keep your thoughts and prayers with her family and friends."

A cause of death was not immediately clear. 

However, the most recent update on her Instagram story on Friday featured a photo of her with her cat, with a caption that reads "goodbye". 

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Celebrities also weighed in on the topic of online harassment after since-deleted social media posts from Kimura mentioned how she was affected by a torrent of negative opinions from strangers online.

Yukio Hatoyama, Japan's former prime minister, also posted about Kimura's death on Twitter, saying Japan should consider penalties for those who target individuals for severe online harassment.

Published on: May 24, 2020 16:37:46

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