Shannon ‘Daffney’ Spruill Death: Obituary,
Shannon ‘Daffney’ Spruill aka Daffney Unger has been pronounced dead by the SHIMMER women’s professional wrestling on Thursday following alarming social media videos.
The statement read posted by the SHIMMER women’s professional read, “We are very sad to have to announce the passing of Shannon Spruill aka Daffney Unger, We are posting this at the request of her family. Please respect their privacy at this trying time.”
A cause of death has not been released.
After the video was posted, reactions from friends and fans have surfaced on the internet.
Former wrestler Mick Foley posted on Twitter saying, “If anyone has a way of reaching Daffney Unger or knows her address, please help out. She’s in a bad personal place and is threatening to harm herself.”
“She is a born performer who was made for wrestling.
“She’ll be missed as a performer, too, not just as a friend, but mostly as a friend,” Fellow professional wrestler Lexie Fyre said.
WWE said in a statement Thursday evening, “Shortly after making a name for herself, Daffney made history in May of 2000 when she became only the second woman to hold the WCW Cruiserweight Championship, With her signature scream and ever-changing style, Daffney would go onto become a mainstay of the independent scene for more than two decades.”
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