Daffney Unger Dead At 46: The Former Pro Wrestler Was Found Dead In Her Home!
Shannon Claire Spruill, who went by her ring name, Daffney Unger, has passed away at 46. Also dubbed as 'Scream Queen,' because of her goth-style make-up and spunky demeanor, Daffney was found lifeless at her home outside Atlanta on September 1, 2021.
SHIMMER, women's professional wrestling, verified the news on Thursday. "We are very sad to have to announce the passing of Shannon Spruill aka Daffney Unger," the statement read. "We are posting this at the request of her family. Please respect their privacy at this trying time."
She was known as the 'scream queen' because of her goth-styled look. Photo Source: Ring Side News
The cause behind it is not revealed at the moment; shockingly, Daffney's death has come just a day later; she hosted an Instagram live video, where the former wrestler apparently discussed suicide. In the disturbing live video. She reportedly held a small gun in her hand. Unger's mother, friends, and several wrestling promoters have also confirmed her sad demise.
Unger's mother, Jean Tookey Spruill, wrote that she is absolutely heartbroken. "It is with great sadness I have to let you know that my daughter Shannon Spruill, Scream Queen Daff, passed away suddenly last night; absolutely heartbroken," wrote Daffney's mother on Facebook.
Daffney's death has come a day after she hosted a disturbing live video. Photo Source: Wrestling Inc
She rose to fame wrestling for the World Championship Wrestling from 1999-2001, Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling from 2008-2011. She has also appeared in several onscreen roles. Some of her credits include I Surrender All, The Gorda, and Santa Claus: The Movie. In the video, Daffney also shares having symptoms of Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
The former pro-wrestler says, "The most important thing to remember is that CTE and head injuries can only be diagnosed after your are dead," she further says, "So I don't want to do anything to hurt my brain, I want it to be studied and the future generations to know," she continues, "Don't do stupid s--- like me." The video has since been taken down after it sparked huge concern among fans.
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