One of the most popular WWE stars in history, Chyna (real name Joanie Laurer) has died at the age of 45.
TMZ Sports reports that officials are investigating as a possible overdose.
According to Associated Press, the wrestler was found dead in her apartment in Redondo Beach, CA.
Police said she had not been seen or heard from for a few days. A friend went to check on her on Wednesday and found her unresponsive in the bedroom and made the call to police.
A statement was posted to Chyna’s official Twitter account confirming the death reads:
“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.”
During her WWE days, Chyna famously teamed 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.
After leaving WWE, she went on to pose for Playboy before transitioning to reality TV. She appeared on “The Surreal Life” in 2005.
Later, Chyna got into adult films, releasing 6 films from 2004 to 2013.
She later went to Japan to teach English.
It was gathered that she struggled with addiction for years — and appeared on “Celebrity Rehab” back in 2008.