Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler Chyna (45), whose real name is Joan Laurer, has been found dead at an apartment in Redondo Beach, California.


Chyna was dead when officers arrived, police officials said. However, officials have not released any cause of death.

On her official website a statement posted Wednesday night reads, “Today we lost a true icon, a real life superhero. Joanie Laurer aka Chyna, the 9th Wonder of the World has passed away. She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and all of us that loved her.”

WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon also tweeted: I just heard the tragic news that @ChynaJoanLaurer has passed. She was truly a pioneer in our industry, and she will be missed. #RIPChyna