Shannon Spruill, known as Daffney, passes away at 46

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The professional wrestling world was hit with a tragic news story on Thursday, as news broke that Shannon Spruill, best known to wrestling fans as Daffney, passed away at the age of 46.

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

Late Wednesday evening wrestling Twitter rallied around Daffney after a very disturbing Instagram live session where she read what many described as a suicide note. Fans, friends, and colleagues alike throughout wrestling responded by showing her support and attempting to alert the local authorities. Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful tweeted that emergency services were contacted and sent to what was her most recent address at 9:45pm Wednesday night.

TMZ reported on Thursday that Gwinnett County cops were still unable to make contact with Daffney.

Upon the news on Thursday, support, and praise for Daffney’s work continued to show up across social media.

Daffney was best known for her time as a part of WCW during the early 2000s. It was during that run where she would win the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship, holding that belt for 15 days. Her career also saw her perform for other major organizations such as TNA. Her last match was back in 2011 at a PWF event in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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