Hana Kimura, a female professional wrestler who was among the cast of the popular Japanese reality series “Terrace House , ” died Saturday at 22 , her wrestling organisation said , after she reportedly faced online bullying .
While the cause of her death was not immediately known , she had recently posted messages on social media seeming to tell her fans goodbye.
Kimura was a current cast member of Netflix’ s internationally popular “ Terrace House : Tokyo 2019 – 2020, ” a show about six strangers “ looking for love while living under the same roof , ” according to the US streaming giant.
Local media said her death follows online bullying over her remarks and behaviour on the show , which has been broadcast by both Netflix and Japan ’ s Fuji Television .
“ We are very sorry to report that our Hana Kimura has passed away , ” World Wonder Ring Stardom , a women ’ s wrestling league in Japan , said in a statement .
“ Please be respectful and allow some time for things to process , and keep your thoughts and prayers with her family and friends, ” it said in English without elaborating.
Kimura’ s last post on Instagram was a picture of herself and a cat with the message : “ I love you , have a long , happy life .
I’ m sorry. ”
Local media said she posted the image shortly before her death was confirmed by a hospital , while she also sent another online message that read “goodbye . ”
In South Korea , cyberbullying made headlines last year when two female K- pop stars committed suicide after facing online attacks.
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