Josh Martin from band Anal C*nt dies at 45 after falling off an escalator he was riding
A guitarist has died after falling from an escalator into a food court while “clowning around”.
Josh Martin, the 45-year-old guitarist with the band Anal Cu*t, was riding the escalator when he lost his balance, then fell backwards and hit his head on a table.
Police told local reporters that he fell one storey from the cinema level to the food court below at Providence Place Mall shortly before 11pm on Monday evening.
A report described him as “clowning around and riding the rail of the escalator” and fell off as he approached the downward part of the handrail.
Josh appeared on a variety of albums with the grindcore band between 1996 and 2011, including 40 More Reasons to Hate us, It Just Gets Worse, and Fuckin A.
Police chief Hugh Clements told WPRO-AM that Josh suffered “massive injuries” and he was declared dead at hospital.
Police major David Lapatin told Eyewitness News: “It’s quite a big drop. Anybody who has been to the Providence Place mall in the food court, you see the two escalators going up to the movie theater and Dave & Buster’s, you know how high that is.”
Police say the death appears to be accidental, but they are now reviewing surveillance video as part of the investigation.