Police said Chyna’s death was possible overdose

Police said Chyna’s death was possible overdose

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A coroner’s official says police initially reported the death of former WWE wrestler Chyna as a “possible overdose.”

Chyna, whose real name is Joan Marie Laurer, was found dead at her apartment in Redondo Beach, California, on Wednesday. She was 46.

Ed Winter, Los Angeles County’s assistant chief coroner, said Wednesday that an autopsy was planned in the next few days. It could be weeks before the results of toxicology tests are known.

The muscle-bound, raven-haired Chyna shot to WWE stardom in the 1990s, becoming one of the most prominent female professional wrestlers.

She later posed for Playboy, made adult films and appeared in sitcoms and reality TV shows.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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