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X-Pac pays tribute to Chyna

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X-Pac pays tribute to Chyna

Chyna's former boyfriend paid an emotional tribute to her at her funeral on Wednesday (22.06.16).

The professional wrestler passed away at the age of 46 at her apartment in Redondo Beach, California in April and X-Pac - whose real name is Sean Waltman - gave a moving speech at her service where he insisted he loved her "until the day she died".

According to TMZ, he said: "Joanie and I had a really rocky relationship. Until the day she died, I loved her very much, I really did."

He added: "I hope you forgive me for not taking better care of you ... and I'll do everything in my power to make sure you end up in the WWE Hall of Fame where you belong."

The pair started dating in 2003 and reportedly broke up two years later.

Meanwhile, a number of other famous faces paid tribute to Chyna - whose real name was Joan Marie Laurer - at her memorial, with Hulk Hogan and Kurt Angle making videos while Coolio performed and Rob Van Dam gave a speech.

It is believed that Chyna - who was cremated - died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs, with her manager Anthony Anzaldo previously claiming she took a deadly mix of Valium and Ambien.

He said: "She was inappropriately taking her legally prescribed medication over the course of two to three weeks. Her body had enough.

"Her normal amount was one thing, but over the course of time she was increasing, and not properly."

Chyna was found dead in her home and Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner officials believe she had been dead for a few days.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said at the time: "Evidently either a friend or someone close to her hadn't talked to her since Sunday and they went over there and went in and found her deceased or unresponsive. Paramedics were called and she was pronounced dead at the scene."

And Anthony revealed Chyna was feeling "a little emotionally strained" in the days leading up to her death.

He explained: "She had been a little emotionally strained. She was really confronting some demons and she may have been taking a little bit more than normal.