ABC Action News Affiliate WFTS interviewed Andrew Martin’s neighbor, Amy Patterson today. Miss Patterson is the one who called the police when she felt something was wrong. You can check out the full article at ABCActionNews.com.
Andrew Martin’s father spoke with Slam! Wrestling about his son’s death, which you can read at https://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/ His father told Slam! Wrestling: “He was putting a real fight up. He did that,” Bob Martin told SLAM! Wrestling Sunday. “He was here at Christmas, and he was just great and we had a great time. January, February, March, he phoned. We had great chats about a lot of things. He knew it was going to be a struggle with him forever but he was willing to do it.”
In August 2008, Andrew Martin entered the Hanley Center rehabilitation facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, for treatment. The several-week stay was paid for by his former employer, World Wrestling Entertainment. Bob Martin said that he and his wife knew some of the battles their son was going through, but not all. “He kept a lot of it to himself, but we knew some of it,” he said. “That’s the way it is [in wrestling].”
He also stressed that no one knows the cause of death yet. “There has been an autopsy. There was no trauma to his body, no one had tried to kill him or anything like that,” Martin said. “We don’t know what happened. I guess we’ll never know. He was actually going to France [Monday] to wrestle.”
Test had been in regular touch with family. “We had been talking to him. His sister had been talking to him on Monday. Another friend sent him an e-mail on Tuesday,” said his father. “We were away at my daughter’s, and we came back. We had phoned him, but he hadn’t answered back. But that was just Tuesday we came home, and he hadn’t answered back. We thought he was maybe away with his friends or something like that. We never thought about it.”
Next month, Andrew Martin was set to change direction in his career, said his father. “He had applied to take a course as a personal trainer beginning in April. He thought that was maybe the route to go. Of course, he never got the chance to try that.” Funeral arrangements are still being made.