There remains no real update on the passing of Andrew “Test” Martin, although some more details have been revealed courtesy of reports by The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online.
What we do know is that Martin’s body was found by police at around 8:00 p.m. ET last night in his apartment/condo in Tampa, Florida. A neighbor saw through his window that he was motionless for hours and called police, who broke in and found him dead. Police initially didn’t release his name although we are told a Blockbuster card or some kind of a membership card was found in his wallet with the name Barbie Blank on it (WWE’s Kelly Kelly) who Martin dated for some time. So this confirmed to people in the business that it was him despite a name not being officially released. He had attended WrestleMania 24 last year in Orlando as Kelly’s boyfriend. Martin did complete a WWE sponsored drug rehabilitation last summer and it remains to be seen if he got back into anything that caused his passing. A preliminary autopsy has not been completed yet. As reported earlier, he was just a few days shy of his 34th birthday and was scheduled to leave for a European wrestling tour soon.
We have a report at this link with Jim Ross, Eric Bischoff, Kevin Nash and TNA Wrestling all commenting on his passing.
Media articles on his passing are at this link.
WWE’s statement can be viewed at this link.
Update: The Associated Press ran a story at this link.