Wrestling Star Daffney Unger's Death Ruled Suicide: Report
Late wrestling star Daffney Unger's death has reportedly been ruled a suicide.
According to the death certificate, obtained by TMZ Sports, officials in Georgia declared the ex-WCW star died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound to her chest. She was 46 years old.
As OK! previously reported, Unger — real name: Shannon Spruill — was found dead on Thursday, September 2. The night before she ended her life, Unger went on Instagram Live and appeared to be in a troubling state, as she sat in front of the camera crying and looking distressed.
While holding what was believed to be a pistol in her hand, the former wrestling pro could be heard saying through tears: "Do you guys not understand that I am all alone? Do you not understand that?"
"Just stop, just stop. Just please stop," she continued to beg. "I'm so sorry."
She later added, "Remember, my brain goes to Boston."
After Unger's alarming video, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley asked anyone who had a way of reaching the wrestler manager to help find her. “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," he wrote on Twitter, explaining that he attempted to contact Unger but “my phone call went straight to voicemail.”
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful also tweeted an update for worried fans and fellow wrestlers at the time, writing: “For those concerned about Daffney, emergency services have been contacted and sent to her most recent known address.”
“Her family have been reached, and have her current address. She’d moved in the past couple of weeks. Police have been dispatched," Sapp wrote in a second update.
Fellow wrestler Lexie Fyfe, who was also Unger's close friend, told TMZ Sports the wrestler had been battling mental health issues prior to her death.
After Unger was found dead earlier this month, Foley paid a touching tribute to the troubled wrestler, sharing: "Daff was a breath of fresh air, an original, with a unique look and persona that was far ahead of her time." He insisted Unger had "some really good friends, people who really cared about her — who would have done their very best to help her, had they known just how much she was hurting."
The actor ended his post by encouraging anyone who may know someone thinking about harming themself or taking their own life to reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. "In the tiny little bit I saw last night’s video, I heard Daffney talking about being all alone. Had she only known that she was not completely alone, that there was help out there, and people loved her, she might still be with us," Foley wrote.