Who was Daffney Unger and what was her cause of death?

DAFFNEY Unger, real named Shannon Claire Spruill is an American professional wrestler and valet, and actress.

On September 2, 2021, it was announced that Spruill had passed away.


Daffney UngerCredit: Instagram

Who was Daffney Unger?

Daffney Unger was a profressional wrestler.

She is best known for her appearances with World Championship Wrestling between 1999 and 2001 and with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from 2008 to 2011.

In March 1998, Unger graduated from Georgia State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Video production, with minors in Acting and Music.

She was hired by by the WCW in 1999 after the organization was looking to acquire new talent. She took on the role as Daffney, the mentally deranged girlfriend of David Flair.

One of Daffney’s signatures was a piercing scream when she was lurking at ringside. This earned her the nickname “Scream Queen.”

Her screaming was based, in part, on Juliette Lewis’ character Mallory Knox in Natural Born Killers.

She was released by WCW on February 2, 2001 due to budget cutbacks. In April 2007, Spruill debuted as Daffney for Shimmer Women Athletes.

Daffney Unger was a professional wrestler


Daffney Unger was a professional wrestlerCredit: Instagram

What was her cause of death?

On September 2, Shimmer Wrestling tweeted that Unger had passed away.

“We are very sad to have to announce the passing of Shannon Spruill aka Daffney Unger @screamqueendaff. 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.”

It’s currently unclear what Unger’s cause of death was.

Less than 24 hours before her death, Unger appeared to hold a gun and discuss suicide on an Instagram Live.

Fans were growing concerned of Unger’s wellbeing following the broadcast.

“Do you guys not understand that I’m all alone?” Unger said in an Instagram Live video as she began to cry.

She continued to ask if anyone understands, before begging “just please stop” as she increasingly becomes more hysterical.

She was then seen holding what appeared to be a small pistol, before saying: “Remember, my brain goes to Boston.”

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.

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