Former WWE superstar Chyna dies at 45

Former WWE superstar Joanie Laurer, also known as Chyna, has died at the age of 45, her manager said in a statement on Twitter early Thursday.

The immediate cause of death was unknown. Laurer’s manager told Pro Wrestling Sheet that she was found dead in her Redondo Beach, Calif. home Wednesday and that she had been taking medication for anxiety and sleep deprivation. It’s unclear if her medications played a part in her death, but TMZ reported that authorities are investigating her death as a possible overdose.

“She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and all of us that loved her,” a statement read on her Twitter account.

WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon paid tribute in a Tweet calling Laurer's death "tragic news" and describing Chyna as "truly a pioneer in our industry".

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