Chyna: Wrestler Made Deal to Appear on Intervention Before Death

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It's been four days since we learned about the untimely passing of WWE icon Chyna.

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Sadly, it seems the wrestler and actress (real name, Joanie Laurer) was so alone toward the end of her life that she was dead for several days before her body was discovered in her Redondo Beach apartment.

However, there were still several members of her inner circle who were hoping to help Laurer, such as her manager and close friend Anthony Anzaldo.

Anzaldo tells TMZ that just days before her death, he struck a deal for Chyna to appear on Intervention, the long-running A&E reality series on which addicts are paired with treatment facilities.

Usually, the subjects believe they're simply making a documentary about addiction and the climactic intervention comes as a surprise, but as this was to be the first celebrity episode in the show's history, Chyna was in on the deal and was fully aware that she would be headed to rehab once filming concluded.

Tragically, she passed away just days before she was scheduled to begin shooting.

"An interventionalist was already lined up, as was a facility that was going to take her for 90 days," Anzaldo says.

Anzaldo also tells the site that he was the one to find Laurer's body, adding, "She looked peaceful."

Chyna's cause of death remains unknown, but Anzaldo confims that the the 45-year-old had been struggling with addiction in recent years.

He says she wasn't the hard-partying type, but had become hooked on prescription medications such as Ambien and Valium as a result of her lifelong struggles with anxiety and insomnia.

He adds that he does not believe Laurer intended to take her own life.

The events of Chyna's final days seem to support Anzaldo's theory as she had finalized several business deals and reportedly sounded optimistic when discussing her future with family and friends.

Full autopsy and toxicology reports are expected to be made public this week.

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