Former WWE wrestler Chyna died from 'accidental overdose'

Chyna

Chyna's manager thinks she died from an accidental overdose of a prescription sleeping pill and a tranquilizer.

The former professional WWE wrestler and porn actress was found dead last week at home.

Her manager, Anthony Anzaldo, believes it's a "98% certainty" that the cause of her death was from an overdose.

No cause of death has been released by the Los Angeles County coroner's office because results of toxicology tests still haven't been revealed.

"She accidentally, over the course of two or three weeks, misused her legally prescribed medication," he explained.

He suggested her memory may have been "clouded" as there was "a lot was going on in her life emotionally".

"But she wasn't depressed. It was just a lot to deal with."

Anthony suspects Chyna may have been "self-medicating a little bit more than she should have".

He says she had started seeing a psychiatrist and was going to a women's domestic violence group.

Chyna's career

Chyna

Chyna, whose real name was Joan Laurer, will be remembered as one of the most successful female wrestlers of all time.

In 1999 she competed at the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring.

She was also the first woman to be considered the number one contender to the WWF Championship, as it was known then (WWF was renamed WWE in 2002).

She was a member of the wrestling squad that called itself D-Generation X and was known as the "Ninth Wonder of the World".

Chyna was the women's champion until she was released by WWE in 2001.

She beat several prominent male wrestlers - including multiple world champions Chris Jericho, Triple H, Jeff Jarrett and Kurt Angle.

She was named last year as one of the most impactful women ever in the sport.

Chyna, Riley Steele and Kaylani Lei
Image caption Chyna appeared with Riley Steele and Kaylani Lei at the Adult Video News Awards Show in Las Vegas in 2012

After leaving wrestling, Chyna appeared in Playboy Magazine twice before appearing on several reality TV shows including The Surreal Life in 2005.

She then went into the porn business making six films between 2004 and 2013, including 1 Night in China (a sex tape recorded with her ex, WWE star X-Pac) and Avengers XXX: A Porn Parody.

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