Joanie Laurer – known as Chyna in the wrestling world – has passed away at the age of 45.

Laurer’s management posted the following statement on her various social media accounts: “It is with deep sadness to inform you today that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero. Joanie Laurer aka Chyna, the 9th wonder of the world has passed away. She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and all of us that loved her.”

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Chyna was found deceased in her home in Redondo Beach, California.

Local authorities received a 911 call by a friend of Chyna who had gone to her home to check on her after her phone calls weren’t returned for several days.

An investigation in her death is currently ongoing.

We here at send our condolences to Joanie’s friends and family in this difficult time.

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