LONDON: Former WWE Women’s champion Chyna, rocketed to popularity in the 1990s and later made the rounds on reality TV, has passed away, authorities said.
Southern California police said they were responding to a 911 call from a friend of the former World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler when they found her dead in her Redondo Beach apartment.
A friend had gone Wednesday to check on Chyna, whose real name is Joan Marie Laurer, after she had failed to answer her phone for a few days, Redondo Beach police said in a statement, reported Indian Express.
The friend told the 911 operator that Laurer wasn’t breathing. The 46-year-old Laurer was dead when officers arrived, police said.
Cause of death is still unknown. An autopsy was planned in the next few days.