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Pro Wrestler Andrew "Test" Martin Died of Painkiller Overdose

Tony ArnoldineCorrespondent IApril 10, 2009

Hillsbrough County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Vernard Adams has ruled the death of former WWE and TNA wrestler Andrew Martin an accidental overdose on Oxycodone, the active ingredient in the painkiller OxyContin.

"Test," as he was known in the ring, had a history of alcohol and substance abuse, but had recently completed a rehab program funded by the WWE, even though he wasn't working for the company at the time.

Oxycodone was also linked to the death of actor Heath Ledger, as well as other professional wrestlers.

Unfortunately, stories like these are becoming far too common in the world of "sports entertainment."

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