Former WWE star Chyna found dead in California apartment

According to reports, Joan Laurer, better known by wrestling fans as Chyna was found dead in her California apartment on Wednesday.

The Redondo Beach police say they were notified by a friend of Chyna who went to check on her but found her unresponsive. The police added that a cause of death has yet to be determined but there are no signs of foul play.

The following statement was posted on Chyna’s website:

“It is with deep sadness to inform you that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero. Joanie Laurer aka Chyna, the 9th wonder of the world, has passed away.”

Chyna, who was only 46, was best known for the time she spent as a professional wrestler. She participated in some of the biggest events including the WWF Royal Rumble in 1999, becoming the first woman ever to participate in the match.