Former professional wrestler and reality television personality Chyna was found dead in her Los Angeles-area home on Wednesday, police said.
The wrestler, who was well known for her association with the World Wrestling Entertainment, was 45 years old.
Officers were called to Chyna’s Redondo Beach apartment after a friend found her in bed not breathing, the city’s police department said in a statement. She had not answered her phone in several days, according to the police.
In a true testament to how well known she was as a character and performer in the company, many of her co-wrestlers and current superstars expressed their grief on Twitter.
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
Joanie, I'm so sorry. I will always treasure our friendship and will never forget your kindness to my children. RIP https://t.co/pVV0KjbkFt— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) April 21, 2016
Shattered glass ceilings, kicked down doors, broke gender barriers, she was an anomaly & untouchable. Rest now-ur legacy lives on #RIPChyna— Trish Stratus (@trishstratuscom) April 21, 2016