Twitter Users Send Tributes After Death of Wrestler Daffney Unger

Twitter users offered tributes to former professional wrestler Daffney Unger after it was announced that she had died.

On Thursday, SHIMMER Women Athletes, a professional wrestling organization based in Ilinois, tweeted that Unger, whose real name is Shannon Spruill, passed away.

"'We are very sad to have to announce the passing of Shannon Spruill aka Daffney Unger @screamqueendaff," the tweet read. "We are posting this at the request of her family. Please respect their privacy at this trying time. I will miss you my logical sister from another mister,'-Lexie Fyfe."

"We are very sad to have to announce the passing of Shannon Spruill aka Daffney Unger @screamqueendaff. We are posting this at the request of her family. Please respect their privacy at this trying time.
I will miss you my logical sister from another mister."
-Lexie Fyfe

— SHIMMER Wrestling (@SHIMMERwomen) September 2, 2021

The cause of Unger's death is unknown. Earlier this week, numerous professional wrestlers spoke out in support of Unger after she went on Instagram Live where she was seen hysterically crying and saying: "Do you guys not understand that I am all alone? Do you not understand that?"

Shortly after her death was announced, current and former professional wrestlers as well as fans posted tributes on social media to Unger, who was known for wrestling professionally throughout the 2000s in the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Total Nonstop Action (TNA) leagues.

Velvet Sky, a former professional wrestler and current commentator for the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), wrote: "Rest in eternal peace my sweet, sweet, Angel friend. You were such an amazing, funny, loving, caring person, and I'll never ever forget you. I love you always, @screamqueendaff."

Sky's tweet continued: "My deepest condolences to the family, friends and fans of this beautiful soul."

Rest in eternal peace my sweet, sweet, Angel friend. You were such an amazing, funny, loving, caring person, and I’ll never ever forget you.
I love you always, @screamqueendaff 🙏🏼💜

My deepest condolences to the family, friends and fans of this beautiful soul.#RIPDaffney pic.twitter.com/R3NEjjSw5F

— Velvet Sky (@VelVelHoller) September 2, 2021

Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Mick Foley posted on Twitter: "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."

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

If you’re hurting and thinking of doing harm to yourself, please know that help is available.
800-273-8255 https://t.co/9AH20OjY50

— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) September 2, 2021

Foley also shared the phone number to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline in his tweet.

TV host and producer Denise Salcedo posted: "Shimmer Wrestling has just announced the passing of Shannon Spruill aka Daffney Unger. This is very heartbreaking."

Shimmer Wrestling has just announced the passing of Shannon Spruill aka Daffney Unger.

This is very heartbreaking.

— Denise Salcedo (@_denisesalcedo) September 2, 2021

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) star Matt Hardy wrote: "It's terrible & heartbreaking to hear the news about Daffney's passing."

It’s terrible & heartbreaking to hear the news about Daffney’s passing. My thoughts & prayers go out to her family & closest friends right now.#RIPDaffney

— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) September 2, 2021

Sean Ross Sapp of fightful.com called the wrestler's passing a "terrible loss": "My love goes out to the friends, fans, and family of Daffney Unger."

My love goes out to the friends, fans, and family of Daffney Unger. An incredible loss

— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) September 2, 2021

Twitter user Hayley Lauren Digby wrote: "RIP to one of the most beautiful, talented wrestlers to ever grace this planet. She was a true icon, and i know how much myself and others will miss her. Mental health can make you feel like there is no escape, but I hope she feels at peace now."

RIP to one of the most beautiful, talented wrestlers to ever grace this planet. She was a true icon, and i know how much myself and others will miss her. Mental health can make you feel like there is no escape, but I hope she feels at peace now #RIPDaffney

— Hayley Lauren Digby (@hayleydigby) September 2, 2021

Some other Twitter users shared their favorite photos of Unger during her time as a professional wrestler, while others shared resources for suicide prevention.

rest easy, beautiful angel 🤍 #RIPDaffney pic.twitter.com/S9HL2GQI1K

— it girl jana! (@haharollins) September 2, 2021

This is so heartbreaking 💔 RIP Daffney Unger. Never take anyone for granted. 1-800-273-8255 is the national suicide number. There is always someone that wants to talk to and that cares about you. Even if you don’t think there is, there is. It’s your brain lying to you, reach out pic.twitter.com/KBUOjgbSQM

— Indigo Uchiha 🇯🇲🌸 (@El_Sensei26) September 2, 2021

Newsweek reached out SHIMMER Women Athletes for additional comment.

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