Chyna, WWE Legend, Found Dead At 46
Chyna, a former WWE superstar, was found dead inside of her apartment in Redondo Beach, Calif., Wednesday. She was 45.
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Chyna, whose real name is Joan Laurer, was discovered unresponsive at her home by a friend. The friend notified police, who confirmed her death. Though there were no signs of foul play, Chyna’s death is currently under investigation, reported CNN.
Before Chyna’s friend checked up on her Wednesday, the wrestling legend had not been seen or heard from for a few days, according to TMZ. Police are apparently considering an overdose as a possible cause of death due to Chyna’s history with drug abuse. No illegal drugs were found inside her apartment, but there were prescription pill bottles.
Adding to speculation that Chyna may have overdosed on drugs is a video that she had posted earlier this week in which she is shown seeming a bit out of it and slurring.
Chyna was one of the original members of the D-Generation in the WWE after teaming up with Triple H. Even more impressively, she became the first woman to enter the Royal Rumble. Following her wrestling career, Chyna became a reality TV star and appeared in numerous adult films.
“It is with deep sadness to inform you that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero. Joanie Laurer aka Chyna, the 9th wonder of the world, has passed away,” reads a post on her website. “She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and all of us that loved her.”