Police say there was no indication of foul play. At about 8pm last night, officers were dispatched to Andrew ‘Test’ Martin’s apartment after his neighbor reported she could see a man laying motionless inside. The officers forced entry and found Martin dead. His body has been transported to the local Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
Andrew “Test” Martin was seen at WrestleMania 24 last year. He was presented as Kelly Kelly’s boyfriend. At that time, he told friends that he didn’t want to wrestle past the age of 35.
Martin, 33, had been due to go to Europe on March 16 for a wrestling tour. “This is with the crew from Ireland,” he wrote on his MySpace page. “These guys hold a special place in my heart because they stuck by me when I was going thru some hard times and we all ended up becoming good friends. Great guys and fantastic people to work for, from Martin, to Mick, Joe, Jamie, Grant, Patty, Justin Shape, Lizzy, Anne, Ken, the whole crew are just great and I’m looking forward to this trip.”
In April, last year, Martin made local news headlines when he was arrested on a drunk driving charge in Florida.
He was formerly in a relationship with Hollywood actress Stacey Keibler and WWE Diva Kelly Kelly. In a February interview on the Bubba Love Sponge radio show, Kelly said that although she was no longer dating Martin the couple had remained close friends. She said their relationship ended due in part to her busy WWE travel schedule. “He’s never been one at home waiting around,” Kelly said. “He’s on the other side of the coin now. I think that had a lot to do with it.” She said he was planning to quit wrestling this year and go back to college to become a personal trainer.
From Zachary Comer: The time is 2:33 a.m EST, a few minutes ago the Blue Meanie posted on his status and mood on myspace as the following: Blue Meanie R.I.P Andrew “Test” Martin. You were a GREAT guy! Such a shame…..(for those asking what happened. I don’t know yet. I JUST found out myself before posting) Mood: bummed 2 minutes ago. My heart goes out to all of him friends fans and family, this is a great loss to the wrestling world.