Ex-WWE Superstar Chyna Found Dead

Ex-WWE Superstar Chyna Found Dead

Her death is being investigated.

Published April 21st

The pro-wrestling world is mourning.

World Wrestling Entertainment legend Chyna has died and TMZ Sports is reporting that officials are investigating her passing as a possible drug overdose. She was 46.

According to the celebrity news website, police responded to a call around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night, where they found the former WWE wrestler dead in her Redondo Beach, California, apartment.

Chyna, real name, Joan Laurer, has had a long history with substance-abuse and she reportedly hadn't been heard from in quite some time, prompting a friend to check on her and find her unresponsive.

Her official Twitter account confirmed her passing early Thursday morning.

Her death reverberated through the wrestling community with Stephanie McMahon and her husband, Triple H, who used to date Chyna, among those who weighed in on her passing.

Since debuting with the company in 1997, Chyna immediately proved that she could not only hang with her male counterparts, but whoop them across the ring as well, as a pioneering women's wrestler and first woman to ever hold a men's title in WWE history.

Rest in peace.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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