Russ Martin, a popular radio host in the Dallas region, was discovered dead at his home on Saturday, and the circumstances surrounding his death have raised suspicions (Feb. 27). Sadly, he passed away at the age of 60. The house in the 6300 block of Douglas Avenue was the location of an early morning call for the police.
Early Saturday morning, a friend of Russ’s went to his Frisco home to check on him and found him lifeless inside. This prompted police to go to the scene. He died at his house and was pronounced dead when emergency personnel arrived.
The Russ Martin Show on 97.1 The Eagle was hosted by the lovable Russ, who was a radio personality. There was an official announcement on the radio station’s website. In response to the tragic loss, the writer said, “he will be deeply missed and we express our sincere condolences to his family and friends during this terrible time.”
Who is Russ Martin?
Radio personality Russ Martin lived in Dallas, Texas. On October 4, 1960, he entered the world in Dallas, Texas. Radio was Russ’s life for 31 years in the Dallas area. Up until the 8th of December, 2008, he also hosted the highly rated The Russ Martin Show on KLLI Live 105.3 in Dallas.
After graduating from W.W. Samuell High School, he went on to college. He got his start in the industry in the 1980s at KGVL 1400 AM in Greenville, Texas, where he oversaw the night shift at the station and oversaw religious programming. He has reportedly joined KEGL, the Eagle, a top 40 station in Dallas, according to a recent post by Russ Martin.
He also hosted a radio show on KEGL every Sunday evening. He was a wonderful person who passed away on February 27, 2021; his work was just one aspect of his life. There was a $5 million to $10 million gap in Russ Martin’s fortune when he passed away.
Russ Martin’s Cause of Death
Russ Martin died from complications following heart surgery and other serious medical issues. Chronic health problems have plagued Russ Martin for many years. The body of Russ was found in his house in Frisco, Texas on February 27, 2021. There were no signs of foul play, according to the Police Department.
However, it is standard practice to perform a post-mortem on Russ Martin in order to ascertain what exactly caused his death. Urban legend has it that his immune system was compromised by his drunkenness, which led to his death. Many people still think that Russ Martin may have committed suicide, despite the fact that his death was officially attributed to illness.
Nothing of the sort was found during the autopsy performed on Russ Martin, which dispelled any doubt and proved that this was a weak theory. Only a few details of Russ Martin’s death have been revealed, although it seems he had a history of health problems. Perhaps his health had been failing for some time before he passed away.
There have been rumors since his comment that he died as a result of brain surgery. Suicide has been suggested by various unofficial sources. Waiting for the police report is the only way to know for sure what happened. US Today is conducting additional research and compiling the most recent information; please continue to follow us for updates.
Police Investigation on Russ Martin’s Death Continues
While the Collin County Medical Examiner and the police have not yet determined the cause of death, they are still looking into the matter. The autopsy report on Russ Martin’s body can shed light on his untimely demise.
The RMS Listeners Foundation was established by the radio presenter to provide financial assistance to the families of Dallas-Fort Worth law enforcement and emergency service personnel who have been killed in the line of duty. Contact the Frisco, Texas police at (972) 292-6010 if you have any information about Martin’s death.
Reactions to Russ Martin’s Death News
August 2005: with #RussMartin and #HalJay at our house. Lisa had invited some friends from inside and outside radio as a surprise to celebrate my ABC national Sunday show. We visited him as well; he let Ethan sit in his #Batmobile. #RIPRussMartin pic.twitter.com/KwqBhqTNVe
— Mark Davis (@MarkDavis) February 27, 2021
The news of a celebrity’s passing is always tragic, but in the minds of their devoted followers, the deceased star will live on forever. Upon hearing of Russ Martin’s untimely passing, his friends and admirers took to social media to express their grief and pay tribute to him.
"One of the last things he did was take out a pen and write a $40,000 check to the family of @DallasPD officer #MitchellPenton" (from the listeners foundation). — @TheDanOMalley on #RussMartin as they remember him on @theeagledallas
— Mark Davis (@MarkDavis) February 27, 2021
Dan O’Malley, Martin’s co-host on KEGL, said in a memorial that one of the last things Martin did was sign a $40,000 check from the foundation to the family of Dallas police officer Mitchell Penton, who was killed this month by a vehicle suspected of being drunk.
It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of 97.1 The Eagle’s Russ Martin. He will be dearly missed & we send our deepest condolences to his family & friends during this difficult time. We’d love to hear your favorite memory of Russ Martin below. #RIPRussMartin pic.twitter.com/cdGBC1XYY9
— 97.1 The Eagle (@theeagledallas) February 27, 2021
The following statement is from the Ben & Skin Show, which airs each weekday before the Russ Show. We’re keeping him and his family in our prayers. You can also leave a sympathy message or tribute below the comment box if you’d like to remember Russ in this way.
— Trey Morris (@TreyMorris) February 27, 2021