Joan Laurer, better known as Chyna – the former WWE pro Wrestler and Actress has died at the age of 45. Cause of her death has not been released yet.
According to ABC7, Chyna was found in her bed at her home in Redondo Beach, California.
Facebook confirms this news:
Fans from all around the world took to twitter to express shock and condolence to one of the great women wrestlers of all time.
Chyna paved ways for female wrestlers. She defeated the female wrestler stereotype. Rest easy legend.
— daONIoneyouneed (@KEONIKIAAAI) April 21, 2016
Chyna didn't climb over walls, she broke right through them.
RIP. 💜 https://t.co/8VDQ9KSHWg
— thewrestlingclassic (@wrasslinclassic) April 21, 2016
Some of my favorite memories of Chyna.. Her and Eddie were awesome together.
— Thea Trinidad (@TheaTrinidadTMT) April 21, 2016
Rest in Power, Chyna. No matter who writes the history book, your accomplishments in the wrestling business will never be forgotten.
— Headlocked Comics (@HeadlockedComic) April 21, 2016
Chyna a beautiful wrestler was born on 27 December 1970, and according to Bleacher Report, Chyna was the first and only woman to win the Intercontinental Championship, snagging the belt in 1999 and again in 2000.
Chyna was also the first woman to participate in WWF’s Royal Rumble and King of the Ring.
Chyna left WWF in 2001, claiming she was “abruptly leg go” and had a huge impact in her life, After WWF Chyna worked at Japan Pro Wrestling and with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
She also worked as a model and acted in films such as “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “The Nick Cannon Show” and “Pacific Blue.” while guest appeared in many TV shows.
Chyna also gained fame as a pornographic actress, She told the Sun in 2011 that working in porn was “very empowering” and had helped her “therapeutically.”
At the time of her death, Chyna was working on a documentary about her life titled “The Reconstruction of Chyna.”