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Pro wrestler Scream Queen has been found dead at the age of 46.
Daffney Unger rose to fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with her goth makeup, punk style, and uninhibited shrieking earning her the nickname Scream Queen.
Her family new her as Shannon Spruill and her mother Jean Tookey Spruill turned to Facebook to confirm her daughter's death.
"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," she wrote in an emotional tribute.
Fans were concerned for Daffney's welfare after she posted an Instagram live on Wednesday where she appeared to be holding a small firearm.
According toPeople she spoke about potentially having symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disorder caused by repeated concussions.
In the video the former wrestler said: ""The most important thing to remember is, that, CTE, and head injuries and concussions, they can only really now be—"
Unger then paused and took several nervous breaths before adding: "They can now really only be diagnosed after you are dead."
"So, I don't want to do anything to hurt my brain. I want to be studied. I want the future generations to know. Don't do stupid s— like me."
SHIMMER Wrestling announced her death on Thursday morning by posting a message from Daffney's friend, Lexie Fyfe.
She wrote: "I will miss you my logical sister from another mister."
Fyfe aslo told the New York Daily News that Unger was found on Thursday morning, adding, "This last act, I don't want it to define her.
"She would always want people to reach out for help and to check in on those they're worried about. We're going to miss her."
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