Daffney Unger, a former wrestler who starred in WCW from 1999 through 2001, has passed away after she posted a disturbing video to her Facebook page. TMZ Sports confirmed this.
She was 46 years of age.
A spokesperson from the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that TMZ Sports had died, but didn't give any details about the cause or manner.
Daffney's friend Lexie Fyfe (wrestler) said that Shannon Spruill, a former WCW star, was found dead on Thursday morning.
"We are very sorry to have to announce Shannon Spruill aka Daffney unger's passing," Lexie said. She told us that Daffney and Lexie were so close they "called each others sisters".
"We are posting this because she requested it. We ask that you respect their privacy during this difficult time. You will be missed, my logical sister from another mister.
Daffney appeared suicidal and went on Instagram Live Wednesday night. She said, "Do you guys understand that I am all by myself?" Are you not able to understand that?
Later, she could be heard saying in the footage, "Remember my brain goes to Boston."
Fyfe told us that Daffney has been struggling with mental health issues over the past few weeks... and encouraged anyone going through similar difficulties to seek help.
Fyfe also said that cops had initially struggled to find Daffney after the posting of the video... explaining that Daffney had moved in to a new apartment only four days earlier.
The news broke and the wrestling world was stunned. Mick Foley, legend in wrestling, said that Daffney's death had deeply affected him. It was a terrible loss for her friends, family and wrestling. She was a pioneer in the business. #RIPDaffney
Frankie Kazarian, a wrestler, was added to the mix. "RIP Daffney." This is terrible news. It is very sad that she was my guest at my wedding. Reach out. Always. Godspeed.
Daffney was a WCW veteran and went on to play a major role in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's '08-'11 season. Shortly after, she retired.