WWE wrestler, Joanie Laurer aka Chyna, was found dead in her Redondo Beach, California apartment on Wednesday. The wrestler is said to have battled depression and drugs for a long time.
According to TMZ......
WWE legend Chyna -- real name Joanie Laurer -- has died ... and officials are investigating as a possible overdose, TMZ Sports has learned.
We've learned she was in her apartment in Redondo Beach, CA ... south of L.A. -- and police got the call around 7:30 PM. Our law enforcement sources say she had not been seen or heard from for a few days. A friend went to check on her today and found her unresponsive in the bedroom of her home and made the call to police.
Officers are on scene right now. We're told they are investigating as a possible overdose, due mainly to her history with drugs. Prescription bottles were found in the home, but there were no illegal drugs ... according to our sources.
Cops say there are no signs of foul play.
Chyna was 46-years-old.
A statement was posted to Chyna's official Twitter account confirming the death ... saying, "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."
It is equally ironic that she wished late wrestler. Roddy Piper in a post humus happy birthday message. We never know the demon called depression some of us battle with daily. May she R.I.P.