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WWE legend and reality star Chyna, real name Joanie Laurer, died on Wednesday at the age of 45.
Hollywood stars, as well as fellow wrestlers and entertainers, took to social media to pay their condolences to Chyna, who many felt changed the way women wrestlers were viewed in the WWE and beyond.
THR has collected some of the tweets paying tribute to the star.
Jesus. Chyna. 46 is too young. Rest in Peace.
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) April 21, 2016
RIP Chyna. She changed the way women were viewed on WWE programming, for the better.
— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) April 21, 2016
I just heard the tragic news that @ChynaJoanLaurer has passed. She was truly a pioneer in our industry, and she will be missed. #RIPChyna
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) April 21, 2016
Oh man… I just saw Chyna not 6 months ago! I can’t believe it. Prayers to her family. Wow… Great lady. #RIP https://t.co/tdwpEDszvr
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) April 21, 2016
So sad to hear that @ChynaJoanLaurer passed away. She was a really sweet lady. pic.twitter.com/A86slAj0nd
— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) April 21, 2016
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Joanie “Chyna” Laurer. https://t.co/EgNstScdcD #RIPChyna pic.twitter.com/oLSB509p7p
— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2016
Chyna has died at the age of 45: Our hearts are with the entire WWE family. https://t.co/iMfCFVluB9 #RIPChyna pic.twitter.com/WaYm7Bcirj
— Total Divas (@TotalDivas) April 21, 2016
My heart goes out to the family & friends of @ChynaJoanLaurer Another one gone too soon. #RIPChyna
— Chavo Guerrero jr. (@mexwarrior) April 21, 2016
Not even believing @ChynaJoanLaurer is gone. She’s graduating early…God must have needed an angel.
— Brooke Hogan (@MizzHogan) April 21, 2016
Joanie, I’m so sorry. I will always treasure our friendship and will never forget your kindness to my children. RIP https://t.co/pVV0KjbkFt
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) April 21, 2016
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