Marvin Lambert, who wrestled for Combat Zone Wrestling and IWA Mid-South, as well as other independent promotions as Brain Damage, passed away in the last day. We don't have much in the way of details other than it was self-inflicted, according to numerous people we've heard from.
Lambert was originally trained by Toby Klein and was from Cleveland, Ohio. He was a hell of a brawler and often competed in death matches. When he was in his best shape, there was something of a "Terminator" look to him and he came across like a beast you didn't want to mess with.
Lambert initially broke into the independent scene locally before branching out into Ian Rotten's IWA Mid-South. He moved onto CZW in 2005 and was in and out of the promotion until last year, holding the promotion's Iron Man and Ultraviolent Underground championships. In September 2007, he won the Tournament of Death - Fast Forward event.
Lambert showed a hell of a lot of promise as a talent and a personality, but then quietly disappeared from the scene. There were a lot of rumors that he was dealing with some personal issues but nothing concrete.
To the best of my knowledge, Lambert's last match was in July 2011, defeating Matt Tremont for CZW.
Our deepest condolences to Lambert's friends and family during this horrible time.