Former pro wrestling star “Chyna” (Joanie Laurer) has died at the age of 45. She had not been seen or heard from for a few days so a friend went to check on her last night and found her unresponsive in the bedroom of her home and made the call to police.
Prescription bottles were found in the home, but there were no illegal drugs.
Chyna’s professional wrestling career started with the (WWF) in 1997, and was billed as the “Ninth Wonder of the World”
She 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.
Chyna struggled with addiction for years — and appeared on “Celebrity Rehab” back in 2008.
The investigation into her death continues.
Her close friend, wrestler Mick Foley posted this statement on his Facebook Page