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Coroner Defers Ruling On Chyna's Cause Of Death

REDONDO BEACH ( — The coroner has deferred a ruling on the cause of death of professional wrestler Joan "Chyna" Laurer, who died in her Redondo Beach apartment.

According to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, reporting the cause of death has been deferred pending additional investigation.

Officers went to Chyna's apartment Wednesday night in the 900 block of Esplanade after receiving a 911 call from a friend of the 46-year-old performer, who told them she had gone to check on her since Laurer had not answered her phone in several days, Redondo Beach police Sgt. Shawn Freeman said.

Officers who entered the apartment found Laurer dead, Freeman said. There were no indications the death was a result of foul play, according to her manager.

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