BREAKING NEWS: WWE Superstar Chyna Has Died, Aged 45
WWE superstar Chyna - real name Joanie Laurer - has died, aged 45.
According to reports, the former professional wrestler was found dead at her home in Redondo Beach on Wednesday afternoon.
A statement was posted to Chyna's official Twitter account confirming the tragic news this morning.
"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," the post read.
She broke barriers and changed women's wrestling forever. Who knows where most of us would be without her #ripchyna- Traci Brooks (@TheTraciBrooks) 21 April 2016
A life can not be summed up in 140 characters. Chyna broke barriers and made people look at women in wrestling a whole new way.#RIPChyna- David Lagana (@Lagana) 21 April 2016
Awful news. RIP, Chyna.
Words by Sian Broderick