Former professional wrestler, Daffney Unger, whose original name is Shannon Spruill, has reportedly been announced dead after she took the Internet by storm by reading what seemed to be a ‘suicide note’ during an Instagram live with a gun seen nearby. Her Instagram video has gone viral worldwide.
Fellow wrestler Lexie Fyfe confirmed the news of Unger’s death on Twitter, Thursday, September 2.
“I will miss you my logical sister from another mister, ” she wrote.
The cause of Daffney Unger’s death has not been revealed yet.
Who was Daffney Unger?
Widely known by her ring name Daffney Unger, Shannon Claire Spruill was an American wrestler and actress who started her career in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1999. She was famously known for her collaboration with David Flair and Crowbar, also becoming the second woman to hold the WCW Cruiserweight Championship.
She was raised at the Wiesbaden Army Airfield, a United States Air Force base in Wiesbaden, West Germany.
Her family decided to return to the USA to continue life in Salt Lake City. They relocated to Oxford in the United Kingdom for three years, before moving to the Ramstein Air Base in Germany until 1987.
Daffney Unger Wiki, Bio
In 1985, she had a small, uncredited part in the film Santa Claus: The Movie. In March 1998, Spruill graduated from Georgia State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Video production.
She went on to work in Media Production, before pursuing full-time acting.
Injuries forced her to retire from in-ring wrestling in 2011.
How old was Daffney Unger?
Born on July 17, 1975, Daffney was 46 years old at the time of death.
Who was Daffney Unger Husband?
Daffney was married to guitarist Rich Ward of Stuck Mojo and Fozzy. On July 19, 2011, Spruill was arrested in Hillsborough County, Florida, for “driving under the influence with property damage”.
She later pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to one-year probation and a fine of $1,580.
Wrestler Daffney Unger Suicide News
The former WCW and TNA Wrestling star – who worked as an on-screen manager and in-ring competitor herself – has passed away after making concerning statements during an Instagram Live this week.