The ex wrestling star and much loved actress Joan Marie Laurer, better known as WWE’s Chyna has passed away aged 45.
Chyna, who was a one time WWE performer and ex bodybuilder was found dead in her bed by her management.
TMZ has been speculating that the death may be the result of a possible overdose, with Chyna openly admitting to drug problems earlier in her career. This has however not yet been confirmed.
Back in the day, Chyna was one of the biggest names in female wrestling winning the WWE Women’s Championship and even beating some male wrestlers, including Triple H, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho and Jeff Jarrett.
She was a dominant character and has been described as leaving a lasting legacy.
Celebrity tributes have been pouring in on Twitter.
Rest easy baby girl! @ChynaJoanLaurer
— GOLDUST (@Goldust) April 21, 2016
RIP Chyna. Gone but never forgotten!
— Shelton J. Benjamin (@Sheltyb803) April 21, 2016
— Evan Grill (@EvanGrill) April 21, 2016
— Verne Troyer (@VerneTroyer) April 21, 2016
My prayers go out to Joanie Laurer and her family. It's very sad to hear this news. Chyna was revolutionary for women in wrestling.
— Nattie (@NatbyNature) April 21, 2016
Greatest female wrestler ever
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) April 21, 2016
Not even believing @ChynaJoanLaurer is gone. She's graduating early…God must have needed an angel.
— Brooke Hogan (@MizzHogan) April 21, 2016
— Melina (@RealMelina) April 21, 2016
Police are still investigating the details of her death.