Hana Kimura, Japanese wrestler and ‘Terrace House’ star, dead at 22

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Posted at May 23 2020 09:21 PM

Hana Kimura. Photo credit: Stardom Wrestling

Hana Kimura, a professional Japanese wrestler who was part of the cast of the latest season of Netflix's reality show "Terrace House," has died. She was 22. 

Stardom Wrestling, a women's wrestling organization in Japan that signed her, confirmed the news on Saturday, writing to their fans: "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." 

A cause of death was not mentioned.

Reports on her death have noted that Kimura had been sharing social media posts implying that she was bullied online. 

Her last post on Instagram, which showed her with her cat, read: "I love you, have a long, happy life. I'm sorry." 

Kimura was one of the main cast members of "Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020," prior to the show being suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She joined the show back in October. 

"Terrace House" is a reality show following the lives of six strangers, three men and three women, who live in one house. 

Kimura's mother was a well-known wrestler, Kyoko Kimura.