Yet another pro wrestling star has left us too soon as former WCW and TNA star Daphne Unger has suddenly passed away. Daphne, whose real name was Shannon Claire Sproile, recently posted a disturbing video on her personal social media page, leaving those close to her worried for her well-being. TMZ now reports that Daphne has been found dead at age 46, as confirmed by the Gwinett County Medical Examiner’s office, but no cause of death was revealed.
“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Shannon Sprouil aka Daphne Unger,” said pro wrestler Lexi Fife, a very close friend of Daphne. “We are posting this at the request of his family. Please respect his privacy during this difficult time. I will miss you my logical sister from another Mr.
Late on Wednesday, Daphne went live on Instagram where she appeared very distressed and suicidal. In the video she asked, “Don’t you guys think I’m all alone? Don’t you understand that?” At another point in the clip, she is quoted as saying, “Remember, my mind goes to Boston.”
Fyfe told TMZ that Daffney had been battling mental health issues in recent weeks. She also says that the police initially had trouble finding Daphne after the video was posted, as the wrestler had apparently moved into a new apartment four days before her passing. Police have yet to provide any details about how Daphne was found or what the probable cause of death was.
After Daphne posted an Instagram Live video, pro wrestling legend Mick Foley took to Twitter to ask for help. In the message, he wrote, “If anyone has a way to reach Daphne Ungar, or knows her address, please help. She is in a bad private place and is threatening to harm herself. Mine. The phone call went straight to voicemail.”
Following the news of Daphne’s death, Foley tweeted, “I’m so sorry to learn of Daphne’s passing. A terrible loss to her family, friends and wrestling. She’ll be so far ahead if she takes time off in our business.” #RIPDaffney If you’re hurt and thinking about harming yourself, please know that help is available. 800-273-8255.”
Matt Hardy said in another tweet, “It is terrible and heartbreaking to hear the news of Daphne’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and close friends.”
Daphne competed under various monikers during her career in pro wrestling, although she is known as Daphne Ungar. She began her career in pro wrestling by joining World Championship Wrestling in 1999, where she debuted as the character of Daphne, who is depicted as a mentally challenged woman based on the character of Juliette Lewis. natural Born Killers As well as DC supervillain Harley Quinn. She was known to fans for frequently changing her hair color and screaming with high-pitched voices.
During her run in WCW, Daphne wrestled with Miss Elizabeth in the latter’s first pro wrestling match. He later competed in intergender tag team matches with Crowbar and later pinned him in a singles match to win the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship. After turning to WCW, Daphne made appearances in various independent promotions, including a run in Total Nonstop Action between 2008–2011. Her last appearance was for Ring of Honor in 2018 when she congratulated Sumi Sakai for winning the Women of Honor Championship.
Our thoughts are with Daphne’s family and friends during this dark time. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website or call 1-800-273-8255 for an anonymous live chat. This news comes to us from TMZ.
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