On April 20, famed professional wrestler Joan “Chyna” Laurer passed away at the age of 45.
She was found in her home in Redondo Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s Lieutenant Larry Dietz.
From her Twitter account, a Chyna team member tweeted the sad news, confirming her passing.
#RipChyna all of us on team Chyna love you and will love you forever babe.
— Chyna (@ChynaJoanLaurer) April 21, 2016
Shortly after, a blurb appeared on the homepage of her website saying:
“It is with deep sadness to inform you today 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 loved her.”
Performing for both the WWF (World Wrestling Federation) and WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), Laurer was known as the “Ninth Wonder of the World”—winning the WWF Intercontinental Championship twice and a WWF Women’s Championship once.
Here are some highlight moments from her extensive wrestling career: