Wrestling icon Chyna dead at 45
LOS ANGELES - Chyna, the former WWE wrestler and reality TV star, was found dead in her L.A. home on Wednesday. She was 45.
The official cause of death is unknown.
The body of Chyna, whose real name is Joanie Laurer, was reportedly found in her Redondo Beach house.
The news was announced late Wednesday on her Facebook page.
""It is with deep sadness to inform you today that 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," the post read.
Chyna appeared in several TV shows over the last two decades, including VH1's "Surreal Life" and "Celebrity Rehab." She also guest starred on "3rd Rock from the Sun" and "The Nick Cannon Show."
A larger-than-life figure, the wrestler and actress later posed for Playboy magazine before starring in several adult films, including "She-Hulk XXX."