Hana Kimura died at 22 years old after taking her own life. This is a very sad situation and incredibly tragic. It could have been avoided if cyber bullies didn’t swarm the internet. Now the pro wrestling world is reacting over this incredibly sad loss.
Kimura will be remembered by those who knew her, and by fans as well. Asuka had a very special dedication as she remembered a younger Hana Kimura attending wrestling matches as a fan. This is unbelievable for everyone as we wrap our minds around another devastating event.
The Internet Wrestling Community took to social media to mourn Hana Kimura. Some were angry about this event as they coped, which is understandable. Paige’s mother had to deal with trolls who trolled her tweet about trolls causing Kimura to end her own life. She also called on Twitter to do something about this on-going problem in society, because they can.
AEW, the NWA, and ROH have all responded as well. WWE has not released a statement, but Hana Kimura never had a chance to wrestle in WWE as she died so early in her promising career.
You can check out some of the initial reactions below, and there are sure to be more to come as #RIPHanaKimura is now trending across social media.
Io Shirai’s tweet translated to English: “Now, no one can ask why she suffers or ask for advice. I wanted to live for someone who loved me. At least this time, I want the feelings of the person who loves her to arrive. Please, be at peace.”
Kairi Sane’s tweet translates to: “Hana-chan. I lost an important irreplaceable companion. There is a hole in my mind and it is difficult to accept this reality now.”