Early this morning, STARDOM broke the news about the tragic passing Hana Kimura, who took her own life at the young age of 22. Kimura had appeared in a dark match at this year's WrestleKingdom 14 for NJPW, and was a rising star in the Joshi-wrestling scene. She also worked last year's sold-out G1 Supercard at Madison Square garden.
Now the wrestling world mourns the loss of Kimura. This includes WWE superstars Kevin Owens, Asuka, Io Shirai, Dakota Kai, Rhea Ripley, NJPW's Will Ospreay, AEW, NWA, ROH and many more. Check out their kind words below.
Just woke up to this awful news. There are no words to appropriately describe just how tragic the passing of Hana Kimura is.
She was an extremely talented performer and by all accounts, a great person and a kind soul.
My thoughts go out to her friends and family.
— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) May 23, 2020
F bullies. Y’all need to wake up.. these are REAL people. Not just characters in a TV show, movie or whatever. Tragic.
RIP Hana. Gone too soon.
— ℭ (@DakotaKai_WWE) May 23, 2020
Hanakimura was 22... 22!
Bullying is NOT ok. #RIPHanakimura
— RheaRipley_WWE (@RheaRipley_WWE) May 23, 2020
AEW and the wrestling community mourn the passing of Hana Kimura. May she Rest In Peace, and our thoughts are with her family, her friends, and her fans. pic.twitter.com/gouuu3xG5y
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 23, 2020
— 紫雷イオ、Io Shirai (@shirai_io) May 23, 2020
— ASUKA / 明日華 (@WWEAsuka) May 23, 2020
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Hana Kimura.
Hana was a beautiful and talented star!
Words are powerful.
Please be kind.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Hana’s family during this time. #RIPHanaKimura ❤️ pic.twitter.com/NvJrmxI35A
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 23, 2020
The National Wrestling Alliance sends its deepest condolences on the passing of Stardom star #HanaKimura.
— NWA (@nwa) May 23, 2020
There are so many nights I would go to roppongi & I was joined by one of the most beautiful vibrant women I’ve ever met.
I would always smile around her & her laugh would just have effect on everyone.
I can’t express how heartbroken I am for the Stardom Family.
RIP Hana Kimura
— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) May 23, 2020