BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Information released by State Police confirms famed French Connection member Rick Martin died of a heart attack Sunday, while driving in Clarence.
His vehicle struck a pole on Main Street near Salt Road.
The 59-year-old Sabres legend was pronounced dead at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.
The release reads:
"On March 14, 2011, an autopsy was performed on Richard L. Martin at the Erie County Medical Center.
Dr. Diane Vertes ruled the cause of Mr. Martin's death to be from Hypertensive Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (HAS CVD).
Mr. Martin was a 59 year old Akron, New York resident and a former member of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. "
Martin was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon, after his vehicle crashed on Main Street in Clarence.
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