The night before police found Unger’s body near a gun in her Georgia home on Thursday, the 46-year-old recorded an Instagram Live video that had fans and peers worried about her mental health.
In the live video, Unger, whose real name is Shannon Spruill, made references to being “alone,” as well as her desire to have her brain studied for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative neurological disease that stems from repeated injuries to the brain and can only be diagnosed after death.
In recent years, Unger spoke out about mental health awareness and urged others in need to get help.
Known for her goth-style in the ring and nickname, “Scream Queen,” Unger performed in World Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or are experiencing a mental health crisis, call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.