22-year-old Hana Kimura is a professional wrestler.
For non-wrestling fans, she is known for being part of the latest season of Japanese reality television series, Terrace House: Tokyo 2019 - 2020.
On May 23, Japanese wrestling promotion, Stardom announced that Kimura has passed away.
Stardom fans,— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) May 23, 2020
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.
Suffered from cyber-bullying when she's alive
While there is no mention of the cause of her death, it was reported that Kimura posted photos of self-mutilation on her Twitter account prior to that.
She also left messages that suggested that she was deeply hurt by the comments about her which sparked speculations of cyberbullying.
“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.”
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
Twitter users also pointed out that Kimura had been receiving death threats and criticisms after an incident that happened between her and another housemate at Terrace House.
Some of the hate comments also targetted Kimura's appearance and asked her to leave the show earlier.
This piece of tragic news has caused much grief among many of Kimura's fans and loved ones.
Tributes have been pouring in since the news broke, here are some:
SOS 24-hour Hotline: 1800-221-4444
Singapore Association for Mental Health: 1800-283-7019
Institute of Mental Health: 6389-2222 (24 hours)
Tinkle Friend: 1800-274-4788 (for primary school-aged children)
Care Corner Counselling Centre (Mandarin): 1800-353-5800
Top photos via Hana Kimura's Instagram