Former WCW Star Daffney’s Official Cause of Death Released

by Samantha Whidden

Less than a month after former WCW and TNA wrestler Daffney Unger passed away at the age of 46, the cause of death has been officially released. 

According to TMZ, the WCW wrestler’s death has been ruled as suicide. Unger reportedly died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. 

The media outlet also reported that Unger recorded her on Instagram appearing to be suicidal right before her death. “Do you guys not understand that I am all alone? Do you not understand that?” she stated in the videos. She also said for fans to remember that her brain goes to Boston.

Pro wrestler Mick Foley also reached out on Twitter after Unger’s Instagram videos went viral. He wrote, “If anyone has a way of reaching Daffney Unger, or knows her address. Please help out. She’s in a bad personal place and is threatening to harm herself. My phone call went straight to voicemail.”

As previously reported, Daffney Unger (born Shannon Spruill) went by various stage names during her wrestling career. This includes Fake Sarah Palin, Lucy Furr, Shark Girl, and The Governor. The WCW wrestling had a total of 77 matches, with 26 resulting in her winning. Daffney notably was in the WCW from 1999 to 2001. 

Fellow Wrestler Lexie Fyfe Found Unger After Suicide

Fellow wrestler and friend of Unger, Lexie Fyfe reportedly found the former wrestler. She previously issued a statement that reads, “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. Please respect their privacy at this trying time. I will miss you, my logical sister from another mister.”

Fyfe also spoke to The New York Daily News about discovering the WCW wrestler.

“She was found very early this morning,” Fyfe stated at the time. “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.

Fyfe also stated she loved watching the former WCW perform and that Unger was a brown perform who was made for wrestling. “When she had to retire due to injuries, she missed it immensely. She’ll be missed as a performer, too. Not just as a friend. But mostly as a friend.”

Following the tragic news about the WCW wrestler’s passing, the WWE posted a tribute to her on Twitter. “The Scream Queen. #RIPDaffney.”

Fans of the WCW wrestler also tweeted tributes, with one fan writing, “I f–ing LOVED Daffney in TNA she was awesome I loved everything he did with Dr. Stevie And Abyss.”

Another fan wrote, “She was by far my favorite of the Knockouts division during that time. She was so different that just gravitated to her.”