Former WWE wrestling star Chyna passes away at the age of 45
Los Angeles: Former WWE wrestler and reality TV star Chyna was found dead at her home here. She was 45.
Chyna passed away on Wednesday. The official cause of death is unknown, reports variety.com.
The news was announced via Chyna's Facebook page.
WWE wrestler Chyna in 1999. Pic/ AFP
"(We inform you) with deep sadness that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero. Joanie Laurer aka Chyna, the ninth wonder of the world, has passed away. She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and all of us who loved her," the post read.
Chyna appeared in several TV shows over the last two decades, including 'Surreal Life' and 'Celebrity Rehab'. She also guest-starred on '3rd Rock from the Sun' and 'The Nick Cannon Show'.
She also appeared in several adult films. She later moved to Japan to teach English.
WWE fraternity pay respects on twitter -
Joanie, I'm so sorry. I will always treasure our friendship and will never forget your kindness to my children. RIP https://t.co/pVV0KjbkFt— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) April 21, 2016
My prayers go out to Joanie Laurer and her family. It's very sad to hear this news. Chyna was revolutionary for women in wrestling.— Nattie (@NatbyNature) April 21, 2016
I had been in contact recently with @ChynaJoanLaurer to guest on The Ross Report.— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) April 21, 2016
Unfortunately now that will never happen.
RIP Joanie ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ
R.I.P. CHYNA pic.twitter.com/FJ6PuW2zsr— Rob Van Dam (@TherealRVD) April 21, 2016
She broke barriers and changed women's wrestling forever. Who knows where most of us would be without her #ripchyna— Traci Brooks (@TheTraciBrooks) April 21, 2016