Chyna, Pro Wrestler Turned Reality TV Star, Is Dead at 46

Chyna

Early this morning, it was reported that WWE icon Chyna was found dead in her Redondo Beach, California apartment.

The insider claims that there was no indication of a suicide, and that no note from Chyna was found at the scene.

Though “three or four” prescription bottles were found in the apartment, the source says they were

“nothing out of the ordi)nary.”

Her last known contact with anyone occurred on Sunday night.

A source tells the celebrity news website that Chyna was dead for

“a day or two”

before her body was discovered.

Armed with training by the wrestler Killer Kowalski, she won Rookie of the Year honors in the PGWA (the Professional Girl Wrestling Association) in 1996.

She then jumped to the bigger stage of the World Wrestling Federation (now the WWE), where she broke onto the scene as the bodyguard of male wrestler Triple H.

Laurer then broke into the ring, competing with and defeating top male wrestlers.

She became the only woman to qualify for prestigious tournaments such as the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring, as well as the Intercontinental Championship.

She also appeared in films and on magazine covers — as well as TV shows from 3rd Rock from the Sun (2000) to The Surreal Life (2003) and VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (2008).

In some of those appearances, Laurer discussed the depression and other personal demons that had threatened to derail her career.

Early this morning, it was reported that WWE icon Chyna was found dead in her Redondo Beach, California apartment.

Chyna struggled with addiction for years — and appeared on “Celebrity Rehab” back in 2008.

She posted a video to her YouTube page earlier this week she looked like she was struggling.

On camera, she told viewers about her day, filmed a sunset by the ocean, visited her father’s grave and signed an autograph for a young fan.

The video posted on Sunday, titled “Wake up!” was her longest video.

On screen, she took what she said was a B12 vitamin, which she said was important because she was a vegan.

“Sounds like a rock band, right?”

she said.

“Like, swallow the pill.

That’d be pretty [expletive] cool.”

Chyna filmed herself making a smoothie and drinking it in its entirety from the blender in one long drink.

“Yum, yum, drink it up!”

she said before taking a drink.

She then started singing a stumbling version of “Fish Heads,” a song by the comedy rock duo Barnes & Barnes that was often featured on “The Dr. Demento Show.”

“Roly poly fish fish heads fish heads,”

Chyna sang.

“Roly poly fish heads, eat them up, eat them up, eat them up, yum.”

“Breakfast of champions!”

she declared, with green smoothie residue on her face.

She had tried to go the store on Saturday but

“didn’t quite make it there.”

She turned the camera to the ocean out the window, saying,

“How lucky am I?”

Chyna also took to Instagram on Sunday.

Her last photo posted showed her blue and red socks with flowers on them, writing,

“I have a confession!

I love my feet and obsessed with socks leg warmers beautiful paintings on them! Lol!”

That day, she also posted a smiling selfie that appears to be in her bedroom.

“Happy Sunday my lovelies I hope you all enjoy your day with your family,”

she wrote.

“Be Happy, Love each other, and Live in Peace!”

Instagram

The cause and time of Chyna’s death are under investigation by the coroner’s department.

There were no signs of foul play, police said.

“From the preliminary investigation, it appears that the deceased passed away prior to being discovered by the friend,” Redondo Beach police said in a statement.

Hulk tweeted,

“Devastated over Chyna passing, she dated Brutus years before wrestling, such a beautiful soul and so kind to my children, rip Joanie love u.”

Twitter

Stephanie McMahon also weighed in … saying,

“I just heard the tragic news that @ChynaJoanLaurer has passed.

She was truly a pioneer in our industry, and she will be missed. #RIPChyna.”

Twitter

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