Chyna, who rose to fame as a female wrestler and actress, was found dead Wednesday at her Redondo Beach home, her manager said, The Chicago Tribune reports. Anthony Anzaldo, her manager, said she was found in the afternoon and that no cause of death had been determined. She was 45.
Redondo Beach police said the department was investigating but that there were no signs of foul play.
“The Redondo Beach Police received a 911 call from a friend of the apartment unit resident that the female inside was not breathing,” the department said in a statement. “The friend told Redondo Beach Police that the female had not answered her phone in a few days, and went to the location to check on her welfare. Officers arrived on scene and discovered a deceased female inside the location.”
For a time, Chyna was a big name in popular culture. “If They Only Knew,” her autobiography, reached the New York Times bestseller list in 2001.
She also was a cast member on several reality TV shows.