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Hana Kimura, Japanese Wrestler and Star of Netflix Series, Dies at 22

Hana Kimura, a Japanese skilled wrestler who starred within the Netflix actuality collection “Terrace House: Tokyo,” has died. She was 22.

The reason behind loss of life and when she died weren’t instantly out there. Ms. Kimura was discovered useless at her house, The Associated Press reported, citing Japanese information media.

“We are very sorry to report that our Hana Kimura has passed away,’’ World Wonder Ring Stardom said. “Please be respectful and allow some time for things to process, and keep your thoughts and prayers with her family and friends.”

The group described Ms. Kimura, recognized for her pink hair, as somebody who “marched to the beat of her own drum.”

The most up-to-date put up on Ms. Kimura’s Instagram account, the place she had greater than 241,000 followers, showed her posing with a cat with a message saying, “Goodbye.” Another put up mentioned, “I love you, live long and happy. I’m sorry,” The A.P. reported.

Ms. Kimura was featured as a solid member on the Netflix actuality collection “Terrace House: Tokyo,” by which cameras adopted six strangers, ages 20 to 31, “looking for love while living under the same roof,’’ according to Netflix.

A representative for Netflix could not be immediately reached on Sunday.

Tributes to Ms. Kimura appeared on social media, including one from the American wrestler Ronda Rousey.

“I know the trolls that spend their days harassing others online are battling their own mental demons, but please find a way to release your venom in a way that won’t poison others,” she wrote on Instagram. “Even a straw’s weight can be the one to break a camel’s back. Just the tiniest push could be what sends someone over the edge.”

Ms. Kimura was a second-generation wrestler, the daughter of the professional wrestler Kyoko Kimura.

The youthful Ms. Kimura handed an audition to be a part of the Wrestle-1 Japanese group in 2015 and made her skilled wrestling debut the following 12 months, based on She additionally carried out with Sendai Girls’ Pro Wrestling, the location mentioned.

She competed in a number of matches within the Ring of Honor wrestling collection, together with a six-woman tag match at a sold-out occasion at Madison Square Garden, based on the Ring of Honor website.


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