Former WWE women's champion and reality TV star Chyna -; whose real name was Joan Marie Laurer-; has died. She was 46.
Her management team confirmed the news with a statement on Chyna's official Twitter account. "It is with deep sadness to inform you today that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero," it read. "She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and all of us that loved her."
Police in Southern California said they were responding to a 911 call from a friend of the former World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler when they found her dead in her Redondo Beach apartment.
A friend had gone Wednesday to check on Chyna after she had failed to answer her phone for a few days, Redondo Beach police said in a statement. The friend told the 911 operator that Chyna wasn't breathing.
Chyna was dead when officers arrived, police said.