Joanie ‘Chyna’ Laurer Has Passed Away At The Age Of 45
— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2016
Sad news (is there ever really another kind nowadays?) from the wrestling – Joanie Laurer, better known as Chyna, has passed away at the age of 45. Chyna might as well have defined the word ‘revolutionary’ when it comes to mainstream women’s wrestling in the United States. She first appeared on screen as HHH’s bodyguard/valet, and went on to become one of the most popular superstars of the Attitude Era. 45 is a horribly young age to pass away at, and it’s another huge blow to the pro wrestling industry. Speculation will mount as to what caused her death, but I think it’s better to remember her during the good times. RIP.