Former WWE Wrestler Star Chyna Has Past Away At The Age Of 45
|Former WWE Wrestler Star Chyna Has Past Away At The Age Of 45|
Police in Redondo Beach, California, confirm that Laurer, 45, was found dead in her apartment on Wednesday.
|Chyna A.K.A Joan Marie Laurer|
After graduating from the University of Tampa, Chyna started training in the world of professional wrestling and in 1996 was named the "Rookie of the Year for the Women's Championship," according to her website.
She wrestled in the Royal Rumble and King of Ring tournaments and became the only undefeated Women's Champion in WWF (World Wrestling Federation) history.
Her manager said in a statement on Twitter early Thursday.
The immediate cause of death was unknown. The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner told FOX411 she was found dead in her Redondo Beach, Calif., home on Wednesday afternoon.
|Joan Marie Laurer|
"She was discovered unresponsive yesterday afternoon so we don’t know when she passed away.
We don’t have a timeline yet to figure out was it Sunday night or Monday night or [at another point]."
Her manager told Pro Wrestling Sheet she had been taking medication for anxiety and sleep deprivation.
The coroner's office is investigating if her death could have been an accidental overdose. Still, the office has not ruled anything out.
"It was reported as a possible overdose or an accidental overdose or as natural causes. I understand that she evidently had a history of drug use so we’re looking at everything," Winter explained.
In a bizarre video posted on her YouTube channel on Sunday, Chyna was seen with smudged makeup, drinking water and juice. The star made a smoothie during the 13-minute video and wore feathers as she took the camera around her home and rambled to fans.