Nancy Dillon, New York Daily News
The desperate search for former WCW wrestling star Daffney Unger, sparked by a distressing video she shared on social media, has ended in tragedy.
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The performer known to legions of fans as the Scream Queen has been found dead, her friend and fellow wrestler Lexie Fyfe said.
“We are posting this at the request of her family. Please respect their privacy during this trying time. I will miss you my logical sister from another mister,” Fyfe shared.
Unger, 46, rose to fame in the World Championship Wrestling franchise between 1999 and 2001, playing the impetuous girlfriend and manager of wrestler David Flair, the son of former wrestling world champion Ric Flair.
She later performed for Nonstop Action Wrestling between 2008 and 2011.
Born Shannon Claire Spruill, she worried her friends Wednesday night when she went live on Instagram and appeared to be suicidal.
“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. My phone call went straight to voicemail,” pro wrestler Mick Foley tweeted Wednesday.
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.— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) September 2, 2021
My phone call went straight to voicemail.
Hours later, he retweeted one of the posts confirming Daffney’s death.
“I’m so very sorry to learn of Daffney’s passing. A terrible loss for her family, friends and wrestling. She was far ahead if her time in our business. #RIPDaffney,” he tweeted Thursday.
“If you’re hurting and thinking of doing harm to yourself, please know that help is available. 800-273-8255,” he wrote.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, you can call the National Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255 any time.
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