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Chyna Dead At 46: Her Addiction Struggles, Suicide Attempts And Dark Past Revealed

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Apr. 21 2016, Published 3:31 p.m. ET

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Former wrestling star Joanie "Chyna" Laurer was found dead at 46 on April 20 and while the cause of death is so far unknown, here are 5 updates on the tragedy including her suicide attempts and dark past.

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Chyna was found dead in her apartment on April 20, according to police in Redondo Beach, Calif. after a friend found her unresponsive.

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Police are still investigating but believe there was no foul play, though it’s suspected to be a drug overdose.

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After she retired from wrestling in 2001, Laurer infamously starred in a sex tape, 1 Night in Chyna, with then-boyfriend Sean Waltman and worked in the sex industry until 2013.

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Chyna moved on to reality TV in 2007 when she checked into Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, claiming she had a problem with alcohol.

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Laurer was hospitalized in 2008 on her 38th birthday, reportedly from mixing alcohol with her prescriptions, but doctors found cuts on her arms. She was also rushed to the hospital in 2010 for overdosing on sleeping medication.

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