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Hulk Hogan leads tributes to late Chyna

HULK Hogan has led tributes to the late wresting legend Chyna.

The 62-year-old former wrestler remembered the WWE star, who tragically died in her apartment in Redondo Beach, California at the age of 45, in a sweet message on Twitter.

He wrote: "Devastated over Chyna passing,she dated Brutus years before wrestling,such a beautiful soul and so kind to my children,rip Joanie love u. HH (sic)"

Her former boyfriend and D-Generation X stablemate Triple H also left a tribute for the late star, adding: "Someone who wasn't afraid to blaze her own trail & create a path for those who would follow. A pioneer whose star shined bright. #RIPChyna (sic)"

Whilst Brian G James, also known as Road Dogg, added: "Today I pray that I cherish the time I have with family and friends. I pray that I let them know how much they mean to me. #OUDK #RIPChyna

"The struggle is real. Each and every day is a struggle but at least her struggle is over, may she rest now. She was my friend! I appreciate the heartfelt tweets. It's about her today, remembering her, not the jaded individuals with distain for the establishment. (sic)"

Trish Stratus also paid tribute to the "untouchable" wrestling legend, writing: "Shattered glass ceilings, kicked down doors, broke gender barriers, she was an anomaly & untouchable. Rest now-ur legacy lives on #RIPChyna (sic)"

With WWE Hall of Fame Superstar and 'Magic Mike' actor Kevin Nash adding: "@ChynaJoanLaurer May the peace you were seeking put you at rest my friend. So sorry for not seeing the pain @Mania. We've shared so much (sic)"

A statement made on social media earlier confirmed the news: "It is with deep sadness to inform you today that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero. Joanie Laurer aka Chyna, the 9th wonder of the world has passed away. She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and all of us that loved her."

The cause of Chyna's death has yet to be revealed.

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