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Former WWE star Chyna dead at 45

Earlier tonight, former WWE star Chyna's official Twitter account tweeted out the following:

Later, Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that her manager confirmed she was found dead at her home today (April 20, 2016) and that she's been on medication for both anxiety and sleep deprivation, though it's unclear if either played any part in her death. Her cause of death is unclear at this time, though that report also says "people close to her are worried her personal demons got the best of her."

Chyna was just 45-years-old.

She had her first match in 1995 and was signed and working on WWE television just a couple years later as a bodyguard for Triple H and Shawn Michaels in D-Generation X. Eventually she broke out as a singles star, winning multiple titles, including the Intercontinental championship, breaking down barriers along the way. Her pro wrestling career ended in controversy before she moved on to reality television and, later, a brief stint in adult films.

Of late, she had been attempting to repair her relationship with WWE in the hopes of an induction into the company's Hall of Fame.

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