Former WCW and TNA star Daffney (Shannon Spruill) has passed away at the age of 46.
Daffney posted an Instagram Live video on Wednesday night, where she had a gun and appeared to be suicidal, which caused concern among many.
SHIMMER Wrestling announced Daffney’s passing on Thursday with a message from her close friend, Lexie Fyfe.
Fyfe had told TMZ Sports Daffney had been battling mental issues prior to her death, and urged anyone that is going through similar issues to get help.
Daffney had stated in her Instagram Live video that her “brain goes to Boston,” which is a reference to the Concussion Legacy Foundation at Boston University.
Police in Gwinnett County, Georgia told TMZ Sports that they attempted to locate Daffney, showing up at one of her old addresses but weren’t able to make contact with her. She had recently moved to a new address.
Daffney debuted for WCW in 1999. She held the WCW Cruiserweight Championship in 2000. She also worked for TNA from 2008 to 2011, Ring of Honor and SHINE.
In 2013,Daffney filed a workers compensation lawsuit against TNA Wrestling which was settled out of court. The lawsuit she filed was for compensation to cover medical bills for injuries that she suffered during her time with the company, that also included multiple concussions.
Daffney last wrestled in 2011.
From the entire staff at Wrestleview, we send our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family, friends and fans of Dafney during this difficult and sad time.
If you or someone you know needs help, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.