EX-WCW STAR DAFFNEY UNGER DEAD In Atlanta AT 43 After Suicidal Video, Desperate Search
Tragic news … wrestler Lexie Fyfe says Daffney was found dead Thursday morning.
“We are very sad to have to announce the passing of Shannon Spruill aka Daffney Unger,” said Lexie, who told TMZ Sports she and Daffney were so close, they “called each other sisters.”
“We are posting this at the request of her family. Please respect their privacy at this trying time. I will miss you my logical sister from another mister.”
Lexie says Daffney had been battling mental health issues prior to her death … and urged anyone who’s going through similar struggles to reach out for help.
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
7:25 AM PT — Cops in Gwinnett County tell TMZ Sports they’ve tried to locate Daffney — even showing up to one of her old addresses — but say they’ve yet to make contact with her.
Mick Foley is urging anyone with ties to ex-WCW star Daffney to reach out to her ASAP … after the former wrestler posted a disturbing video in which she appeared to be suicidal.
Daffney — real name Shannon Spruill — recorded herself on Instagram Live Wednesday night … seemingly discussing the possibility of taking her own life.
The clip is horrifying — Daffney appears to be holding a pistol and sobbing … while saying to the camera, “Do you guys not understand that I am all alone? Do you not understand that?”
Later in the video, Daffney can be heard saying, “Remember, my brain goes to Boston.”
The wrestling world is understandably more than concerned for Daffney … with Foley pleading for help on his Twitter account shortly after the video was posted.
“If anyone has a way of reaching Daffney Unger, or knows her address, please help out,” the wrestling legend said. “She’s in a bad personal place and is threatening to harm herself.”
Foley added, “My phone call went straight to voicemail.”
Impact Wrestling star Su Yung also put out thoughts and prayers for Daffney on her social media page, writing, “we love you and care about you @screamqueendaff.”
We’ve reached out to authorities to see if they’ve made contact with Daffney … but so far, no word back yet.
46-year-old Daffney was a star in the WCW from 1999 to 2001 … and she later had a big role with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from ’08-’11. She retired a short time later.