Thoughts and prayers go out to Chyna's family. She was always cool with me. I just heard the tragic news that ChynaJoanLaurer has passed. She was truly a pioneer in our industry, and she will be missed. More Videos Joan "Chyna" Laurer found dead at 45
Chyna aka Joanie Laurer
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Toxicology tests indicated that Chyna, whose real name was Joan Marie Laurer, had taken a mix of alcohol and diazepam, which is marketed as Valium; nordazepam; oxycodone; oxymorphone; and temazepam, a medication used to treat insomnia, according to a Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner report. The year-old had a medical history of drug abuse. The former World Wrestling Entertainment star was found by her manager on April 20 lying in bed in her Redondo Beach home, next to her cellphone, iPad, clothes, pillows and toys, the autopsy report said. When Chyna was found in bed, a pool of blood and foam that came from her nose and mouth was on the pillow under her face.
Wrestler, entertainer Chyna is dead at 45
Billed in the s as the "Ninth Wonder of the World" by what was then the World Wrestling Federation, Chyna achieved a new level of fame in that viscerally intense yet over-the-top and theatrically staged phenomenon that is professional wrestling. So of course her fellow stars, her former employer and many fans were heartbroken by the loss. But Chyna, who was born Joanie Marie Laurer and had also wrestled under the monikers Chyna Doll, Joanie Lee and Just Joanie, hadn't been in a ring for five years—and she hadn't been the queen of the wrestling world since the turn of the century.
Joan Marie Laurer December 27, — April 20, was an American actress and retired professional wrestler. Her first match was in against a male wrestler dressed as a woman. While attending the school, she also worked for various independent promotions as Joanie Lee. Some of her earliest matches were set up by The Fabulous Moolah. After watching tapes of her matches, they decided to bring her into the WWF as a bodyguard.