Former wrestler Daffney Unger died at 46: Her net worth, death cause

Former wrestler Daffney Unger died at 46: Her net worth, death cause

Daffney Unger, a former wrestler known for her gothic makeup, punk attitude, and uncontrolled shrieking, was found dead September 1, 2021 at her house outside of Atlanta. She was 46 years old at the time. Her Wrestling and acting careers earned her millions of dollars before her death. What was Unger’s cause of death? Scroll down to get all the fascinating information regarding Daffney Unger net worth, earnings, death cause, career, and many more:

How much was Daffney Unger net worth, earnings, salary before her death?

 Daffney Unger net worth
Former Wrestler Daffney Unger during photo shoot Source: Instagram

You might be surprised by Daffney’s net worth at the time of his death. She has stolen fans’ hearts for more than 20 years and was one of the most successful wrestlers. Because of her talent and hard work, she has acquired a great deal of fame and fortune. Daffney Unger net worth was $5 million when she died at the age of 46. 

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In 1999, Daffney debuted in professional wrestling for World Championship Wrestling (WCW). She was recognized in WCW for her friendship with David Flair and Crowbar, and she was the second woman to hold the WCW Cruiserweight Championship (after Madusa) before the promotion was purchased by the WWE in early 2001. She moved on to the independent circuit before signing with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) in 2008. Injuries caused her to retire from in-ring wrestling in 2011, although she continued to work for several firms in non-wrestling jobs until 2018.

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Career and struggle of Daffney?

She was hired after responding to a World Championship Wrestling (WCW) contest looking for new talent in November 1999. Spruill managed David Flair and Crowbar in WCW as Daffney, David Flair’s mentally ill, besotted girlfriend. Vince Russo assigned Daffney to wrestle Miss Elizabeth in her first wrestling encounter on May 8, 2000. Daffney’s gimmicks included changing her hair color regularly, wearing t-shirts with strange phrases, and screaming loudly, the latter of which was suggested by chief WCW writer Ed Ferrara. Due to financial cuts, she released by WCW on February 2, 2001. A month later, WCW was purchased by its rival, the World Wrestling Federation.

Spruill chose to continue wrestling after being released from WCW, spending eight months at Dusty Rhodes’ Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling training camp in Kennesaw, Georgia.  In 2003, she worked for Xtreme Pro Wrestling as Lucy, Vic Grimes’ manager. She posed for a website run by wrestling superstars Francine and Missy Hyatt in June 2005. Spruill made her Shimmer Women Athletes debut as Daffney in April 2007. She gave an interview in which she stated that her goal was to return to what she did at the start of her career, which was management.

Daffney earned her only Women’s Championship on June 27, 2010, when she defeated Rachel Summerlyn in the first round of the 2010 American Joshi Queen of Queens Tournament held by Anarchy Championship Wrestling. Jessica James defeated her in the second round, and she lost the title. Injuries caused her to retire from in-ring wrestling in 2011, although she continued to work for several firms in non-wrestling jobs until 2018.

Daffney Unger dead: How did she die? What was the cause of the Daffney death?

Spruill streamed a live video on Instagram on September 1, 2021, reading a suicide note while carrying what seemed to be a firearm and asked that her brain be donated for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) testing. Concerned fans took to social media to show their support for Spruill, and police dispatched to prior known residences until her family could provide an updated address. At the request of Spruill’s family, Shimmer wrestler Lexie Fyfe disclosed her death online the next day.

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An official with the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed her death but did not reveal the cause. However, according to a Gwinnett County Police Department investigation, she died of an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.


Upon hearing the news about Daffney’s death, fans rushed to Twitter to offer their condolences. Along with his co-stars in Hollywood, Daffney Unger Tributes:

Unger’s mother Jean Tookey Spruill (the wrestler’s real name was Shannon Spruill) also confirmed her death, writing on Facebook, “It is with great sadness I have to let you know that my daughter Shannon Spruill … Scream Queen Daff, passed away suddenly last night. Absolutely heartbroken.

“We are so sad to have to announce the passing of Shannon Spruill aka Daffney Unger @screamqueendaff,” Fyfe wrote on Instagram Thursday.

Quick facts about Daffney Unger

Full NameShannon Claire Spruill
BirthdateJuly 17, 1975
Death DateSeptember 1, 2021
Place of BirthWiesbaden Army Airfield, Hesse, West Germany
Profession professional wrestler, wrestling manager and actress
Net worth$5 million
SpouseRich Ward (divorced)
Zodiac SignCancer
ParentsMother : Jean Tookey Spruil
Weight130 lbs

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