Ex-WCW star Daffney’s death has been ruled a suicide by officials in Georgia … TMZ Sports has learned.
According to the death certificate, released Monday, the former wrestler died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
As we previously reported, Daffney — real name Shannon Spruill — was found dead on Sept. 2 … after she had recorded herself on Instagram Live appearing to be suicidal.
In the videos, Daffney could be heard saying, “Do you guys not understand that I am all alone? Do you not understand that?”
She later said, “Remember, my brain goes to Boston.”
Daffney’s good friend, fellow wrestler Lexie Fyfe, told TMZ Sports Daffney had been battling mental health issues in the weeks leading up to her death.
Daffney starred in the WCW from 1999 to 2001 … and after her passing, she was remembered fondly by wrestling legends, including Mick Foley, who said, “She was far ahead if her time in our business. #RIPDaffney.”
She was 46 years old.
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.