The world of wrestling and it's fans were probably shocked when news of Chyna's death hit headlines Thursday morning. According to E!, Joan Laurer, the famous female wrestler known as Chyna, died at the age of 45 on Wednesday. Fellow WWE friends, and other celebs have been reacting to the sad news on social media.
The legendary Hulk Hogan also mourned Chyna's death.
Devastated over Chyna passing,she dated Brutus years before wrestling,such a beautiful soul and so kind to my children,rip Joanie love u. HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) April 21, 2016
Amy Dumas posted a collage of photos of her late friend along with a tweet seen below.
So tragic. My heart is heavy today reflecting on this amazing woman. #RIPChyna pic.twitter.com/atJK0XJwlS — Amy Dumas (@AmyDumas) April 21, 2016
Other WWE stars noted that Chyna paved the way for female wrestlers.
Thank you Chyna 4 being a huge inspiration in my wrestling journey!You are a motivation to many & will leave a mark 4 powerful women! #wwe
— Dana Brooke WWE (@DanaBrookeWWE) April 21, 2016
First woman to enter Royal Rumble, King of the Ring, and win #ICTitle. Will never be another Chyna. #RIPChyna — nodaysoff D-Young (@DarrenYoungWWE) April 21, 2016
Chyna was fearless to no man & a huge part of #womenswrestling her impact will never be forgotten. thoughts & prayers are with her family
— Charlotte (@MsCharlotteWWE) April 21, 2016
Someone who didn't get enough credit for what she did for women in wrestling. Sadly she will get that recognition now. RIP Chyna. — The Young Bucks (@NickJacksonYB) April 21, 2016
MStars News learned that police in Redondo Beach, California, confirmed her death after she was found dead inside of her apartment on Wednesday, April 20. The officials were informed by a friend that went to check on her and found the former pro-wrestler unresponsive.
Chyna's cause of death is currently being investigated but it appears that there were no signs of foul play.
Before her death, Chyna was all smiles according to her Instagram account. Sunday she posted a photo and wrote: "Happy Sunday my lovelies I hope you all enjoy your day with your family. Be Happy, Love each other, and Live in Peace!"
Following her death, a statement was released that read: "It is with deep sadness to inform you 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 her."
#ripchyna from all of us at Team Chyna we will always love you. Felix A photo posted by Chyna (@chynajoanlaurer) on Apr 20, 2016 at 9:25pm PDT
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