Superstar wrestler Chyna is dead at 45.

The groundbreaking female wrestler was found dead in her Redondo Beach, California apartment on Wednesday, notes CNN. Police say they were notified by a friend who found Chyna, born Joan Laurer, unresponsive.

Chyna was one of the top professional wrestlers in the 1990s and broke the glass ceiling in the sport for women. A cause of death has yet to be confirmed by the Los Angeles Police Department.

As the news spread, past and present WWE Superstars tweeted their reactions to her untimely passing.



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