World Wrestling Entertainment issued the following statement regarding the death of former performer Andrew “Test” Martin, who was found dead in his apartment last night.

Test passes away
Written: March 14, 2009

World Wrestling Entertainment? has been made aware of the passing of Andrew Martin. The WWE extends its deepest condolences to the Martin family. Mr. Martin was under contract with WWE at various time periods and performed under the name “Test.” He last performed for the WWE in February 2007.

In February 2007, Martin was suspended by World Wrestling Entertainment due to a violation of the company’s drug testing policy and released from his contract shortly thereafter. Martin made a few appearances for TNA Wrestling later in the year and often talked about retiring from the business, but has made several appearances overseas since then, including working a match in Japan last month. Martin was scheduled to head to Europe for a wrestling tour in Europe on Monday.