Ex-WWE wrestler Joanie ‘Chyna’ Laurer dead at 45

Former World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler Joanie Laurer, better known by her in-ring name of Chyna, was found dead at her home Wednesday afternoon at the age of 45, according to her manager. No cause of death has been announced.

Known for her bodybuilder physique, Chyna made her WWE debut in 1997 and joined Shawn Michaels and then boyfriend Triple H in the group, “D-Generation X.” Chyna wasn’t just eye candy for Michaels and Triple H — she was a bodyguard, an on-air role up until that point was primary reserved for men, Yahoo News reports.

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