The brain of former WWE star Chyna has been donated to CTE research following the wrestler’s death last week, her manager said Tuesday.
Chyna, whose real name was Joan Marie Laurer, was found dead at the age of 46 in her Redondo Beach, California, apartment Wednesday. While there was no indication of foul play, police have yet to determine cause of death, the Los Angeles Times reported, after the Los Angeles County Coronor’s office deferred its ruling pending additional investigation.
After leaving WWE in 2001, Laurer was determined to stay active in the entertainment industry. She wrote an autobiography, became a semi-regular on Howard Stern’s radio show and appeared in TV sitcoms like “3rd Rock From the Sun” and reality shows including “The Surreal Life.” She posed for Playboy and appeared in adult films.