WWE legend Chyna — real name Joanie Laurer — has died, her team has confirmed. She was 45-years-old.
Her death was announced on Twitter.
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“It is with deep sadness to inform you [sic] today that we lost a true icon, a real-life superhero. Joanie Laurer aka Chyna, the 9th Wonder of the World has passed away,” the statement read. “She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and all of us that loved her.”
R.I.P. CHYNA (1970-2016) https://t.co/jqIztRIMMg via @ChynaJoanLaurer #RIPChyna #TeamChyna #Chyna pic.twitter.com/Eyb9ZNMFiR— Chyna (@ChynaJoanLaurer) April 21, 2016
R.I.P. CHYNA (1970-2016) https://t.co/jqIztRIMMg via @ChynaJoanLaurer #RIPChyna #TeamChyna #Chyna pic.twitter.com/Eyb9ZNMFiR
According to TMZ, law enforcement is investigating a possible overdose as a potential cause of her untimely death.
Sources say friends contacted the police after she hadn’t been seen or heard from in a “couple of days.” She was eventually found unresponsive in her California home.
Police are reportedly investigating a potential overdose because of her history with drugs. Sources say there were no signs of foul play.
Our thoughts are with her loved ones at this time.