Chyna death.WWE legend Chyna, whose real name was Joanie Laurer, has been found dead.
And officials are investigating her death as a possible overdose. Officers were called to Laurer’s apartment in the 900 block of Esplanade after receiving a 911 call from a friend who said the former wrestler was not breathing. The friend had dropped by to check on
Laurer after not hearing from her
in several days.
A statement was posted to Chyna's official Twitter account confirming the death saying:
"It is with deep sadness to inform you today that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero. She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and all of us that loved her."
Chyna cause of death is not known yet,but believed it could be a drug overdose.
|Chyna found dead.|
Chyna was a game changer during her stint with the WWE -- famously teaming up with Triple H to become one of the original members of D-Generation X. She was also the first woman to enter the Royal Rumble.
Chyna went on to pose for Playboy before transitioning to reality TV. She appeared on "The Surreal Life" in 2005.
Later, Chyna got into p.orn ... releasing 6 films from 2004 to 2013. She later went to Japan to teach English.
Chyna struggled with addiction for years -- and appeared on "Celebrity Rehab" back in 2008.
She posted a video to her YouTube page earlier this week -- she looked like she was struggling.
Chyna died at the age of 46,she was born December 27, 1970.After graduating from the University of Tampa, Chyna started training in the world of professional wrestling and in 1996 she was named the "Rookie of the Year for the Women's Championship," according to her website. She wrestled in the Royal Rumble and King of Ring tournaments and became the only undefeated Women's Champion in WWF (World Wrestling Federation) history.