She was a member of D-Generation X and often competed against men and at one point was the WWE women’s champion.
WWE said it was “saddened” to learn of the death of a “wildly talented performer”.
Chyna’s management team said the world had “lost a true icon”.
Chyna has now joined the list of WWE wrestlers who died relatively young. Others include: Eddie Guerrero, Rick Rude,the Ultimate Warrior and Owen Hart.
Laurer left WWE in 2001; posed for Playboy; and appeared on reality TV in shows such as The Surreal Life and Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew.