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WWE Superstar Chyna’s Brain to Be Donated to Science


Chyna’s brain will be donated to science for the study of CTE following the former WWE Superstar’s death on Thursday.

The 45-year-old wrestler’s manager Anthony Anzaldo said Dr. Bennet Omalu reached out following Chyna’s death after having previously spoken to the wrestler about studying the effects of her career on her body. Anzaldo said he’s in the process of getting permission from her family.

“When she died, they called me again and asked, ‘Can we have her brain,’” Anzaldo told the New York Daily News. “My hope is that we can do it.”

“We want to donate her brain. We want to know what made Chyna tick,” he said.

Dr. Omalu was recently portrayed by Will Smith in the highly acclaimed film “Concussion,” which details his discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and the presentation of his findings to the NFL.

By Reid Nakamura, The Wrap,  SouthFloridaReporter.com, April 25, 2016