Her real name, Joan Laurer, was found dead in her apartment and her cause of her death is unknown at this time.
Chyna, 45, was born December 27 in Londonberry New Hampshire. Paul “Triple H” Leveque and Shawn Michaels met with her in 1996 after her wrestling show and brought her into the WWF as a bodyguard. WWE owner, Vince McMahon, did not like the idea of a woman beating up men as it didn’t seem believable. Shane McMahon, however, hired her after WCW offered her a deal.
Chyna retired from wrestling in 2011.