Josh Martin, guitarist of defunct grindcore act ANAL CUNT, reportedly passed away late Monday night after falling from an escalator at the Providence Place Mall in Providence, Rhode Island.
According to WPRI, Martin “fell off an escalator from the upper level to the food court area around 10:45 p.m. and suffered severe head trauma.” He later died at the Rhode Island Hospital.
One witness told police that he reported seeing Martin “clowning around and riding the rail of the escalator,” before falling and hitting his dead on a table in the food court below.
While WPRI did not actually identity the victim, Vanyaland has confirmed via friends and family that it was indeed Martin, a resident of Pawtucket. He was 45 years-old.
You may recall that last fall, Martin received some attention for heckling Gene Simmons of Kiss during a presentation in East Providence.