The former WCW and TNA Wrestling star had sparked concern after appearing distraught on an Instagram Live with fans and fellow performers praying for her before the tragic news broke on Thursday.
Lexie Fyfe tweeted: ‘We are very sad to have to announce the passing of Shannon Spruill aka Daffney Unger.
‘I will miss you my logical sister from another mister.’
I’m so sorry to everyone who knew and loved Daffney Unger.
If you’re struggling with your mental health, please don’t be afraid to be a burden. Reach out for help. It saved my life. https://t.co/OInJczaaKz
— Ettore “Big E” Ewen (@WWEBigE) September 2, 2021
Her cause of death is yet to be confirmed, and her family have asked for privacy at this time.
During the live stream on Wednesday night, she said: ‘Do you guys not understand that I’m all alone?’
She cried, and asked again if anyone understood and begged people to ‘just please stop’.
She added: ‘Remember, my brain goes to Boston.’
The wrestling world had been concerned over the next 24 hours, with WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley revealing he’d tried to get in touch.
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
He tweeted: ‘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.’
Many stars have now paid tribute, as WWE star Big E wrote: ‘I’m so sorry to everyone who knew and loved Daffney Unger.
‘If you’re struggling with your mental health, please don’t be afraid to be a burden. Reach out for help. It saved my life.’
lly nice. #RIP’