WWF star Chyna was found dead at 46 on April 20 and a shocking new report claims that authorities are investigating because prescription bottles were found at her home and she has a ‘history with drugs.’
Chyna‘s death shocked the world. The former WWF star was found dead in her California home on Apr. 20 after police were called around 7:30pm. A new report claims that friends hadn’t “heard from [Chyna] for a few days,” which caused alarm. Now police are investigating the 45-year-old’s death so see if there was any foul play.
Chyna was found dead in her Redondo Beach, Calif., apartment after a friend when to check on her and found her “unresponsive” in her bedroom, according to TMZ. Her death is reportedly being investigated as a possible overdose. Prescription pill bottles were discovered but there were no illegal drugs found at the scene, according to the report. As of now there doesn’t appear to be any signs of foul play. Chyna, whose real name is Joanie Laurer, was one of the top WWF stars and was the first woman to enter the Royal Rumble. After her death this message appeared on her Twitter account: “It is with deep sadness to inform you today that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero. She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and all of us that loved her.”
HollywoodLife.com obtained a statement from the WWE after her sudden death: “WWE is saddened to learn of reports that Joanie Laurer, best known for competing in WWE as Chyna, has passed away. A physically striking and wildly talented performer, Chyna was a true sports-entertainment pioneer. Not only did the Superstar dubbed “The Ninth Wonder of the World” help found the groundbreaking faction D-Generation X, but she also holds the distinction of being the first and only female to win the Intercontinental Championship. WWE extends its condolences to Laurer’s family, friends and fans.”
HollywoodLifers, we will keep you posted as this story develops.