Wrestling legend Chyna has died at the age of 45. Chyna whose real name is Joan Marie Laurer rose to fame in 1997 after being dubbed the Ninth Wonder of the World, was discovered in her home yesterday evening.
A statement was released on her Twitter account confirming her passing and paying tribute to the late star. "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."
Redondo Beach Police Department are investigating her death, and have stated that there were no obvious signs of foul play. According to TMZ, authorities are investigating the possibility that Chyna's death was caused by an overdose.
During her career Chyna was crowed the winner of WWE's Intercontinental Championship twice, and she also won the WWE Women's Championship once. She also appeared in a number of adult films, and released a sex tape with her then boyfriend Sean 'X-Pac' Waltman.