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UPDATE: ‘English’s death a total shock’ - Relatives

March 18th, 2014 | Tags: Pirates Hideout Purcell police
Wilford G. Martin was found lying on the floor of his bar named ‘Pirates Hideout’ in Purcell in the vicinity of One Mart Supa store yesterday Monday March 17, 2014. Photo: VINO/Team of Reporters
Relatives of a man found dead in a Purcell bar today console each other. The man believed to be in his early 40s was found dead by a staff and patrons of the establishment just before noon today Monday March 17, 2014. Photo: VINO
Relatives of a man found dead in a Purcell bar today console each other. The man believed to be in his early 40s was found dead by a staff and patrons of the establishment just before noon today Monday March 17, 2014. Photo: VINO
A man believed to be in his early 40s was minutes ago found dead in a bar in Purcell. Photo: VINO
A man believed to be in his early 40s was minutes ago found dead in a bar in Purcell. Photo: VINO
A man believed to be in his early 40s was minutes ago found dead in a bar in Purcell. Photo: VINO
A man believed to be in his early 40s was minutes ago found dead in a bar in Purcell. Photo: VINO
A man believed to be in his early 40s was minutes ago found dead in a bar in Purcell. Photo: VINO
A man believed to be in his early 40s was minutes ago found dead in a bar in Purcell. Photo: VINO
A man believed to be in his early 40s was minutes ago found dead in a bar in Purcell. Photo: VINO
A man believed to be in his early 40s was minutes ago found dead in a bar in Purcell. Photo: VINO
A man believed to be in his early 40s was minutes ago found dead in a bar in Purcell. Photo: VINO
A man believed to be in his early 40s was minutes ago found dead in a bar in Purcell. Photo: VINO
A man believed to be in his early 40s was minutes ago found dead in a bar in Purcell. Photo: VINO
A man believed to be in his early 40s was minutes ago found dead in a bar in Purcell. Photo: VINO
HOPE HILL, Tortola, VI – When word had reached the close relatives of Mr Wilford G. Martin aka English after he was found dead in his Purcell business place, they said they were nothing less than shocked at the news.

Martin was found lying on the floor of his bar named ‘Pirates Hideout’ in Purcell in the vicinity of One Mart Supa store yesterday Monday March 17, 2014. He was lying on the floor on his back and was at first believed to have been asleep.

Martin was 42 years old and just under three months away from his 43rd birthday.

Speaking exclusively with Virgin Islands News Online close relatives of the 42 year old man said that they were all in a state of shock and disbelief. One sister said that she had spent time with her brother sometime around 12:30pm on Sunday as he was busy cleaning the interior of the bar.

“We were really, really shocked… English was a very upbeat person, very jovial, he was a very good brother and will be really missed especially by his kids,” said the sister. She said that he has been a tremendous father to his five children Tyrelle the oldest, Alurer, Ashaun, Moni and Monisha.

According to other relatives Martin was very fond of his children and made special effort to spend time with them. “He loved the internet, he love surfing the internet for new and old things he spent a lot of time on the internet,” one relatives who also described him as a very business oriented person.

“He always busy trying to do some business, he loved cooking, shopping and was very much into cars and bikes,” said a relative.

Currently the family is awaiting word from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) about arrangements for autopsy as the body is in the custody of the Police.

See previous story posted March 17, 2014:

Man found dead in Bar

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – A man identified as Wilford Martin also known as 'English' believed to be in his early 40s was earlier today (Monday, March 17, 2014) found dead in a bar called Pirates Hideout in Purcell.

The man, believed to be the owner of the bar, was found inside the establishment by an employee of the business who had gone to open up, according to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online.

Speaking to this news site on the scene, the dead man’s brother said that he last saw Martin alive on Sunday morning (March 16, 2014) at Crystals night club.

According to eyewitnesses, from a nearby establishment, the bar was opened up today by a female to allow another female said to be the bartender to enter the business place. The eyewitnesses said that the bartender was selling and tending to business as there were two customers present.

Reports said that Martin was discovered lying on the floor between the bar and the kitchen at around 11.58 am today. The bartender and the patrons soon after realized that he was not breathing and they summoned persons nearby in a bid to help resuscitate him before the Police were called in. Reports are that the person who opened the premises had left and up to post time had not returned.

Police as well as personnel from the Peebles Hospital are presently on the scene. More to come as details become available.

44 Responses to “UPDATE: ‘English’s death a total shock’ - Relatives”

  • wize up (17/03/2014, 13:30) Like (10) Dislike (57) Reply
    rum kills !!!!
    • TO; WIZE UP (17/03/2014, 14:05) Like (42) Dislike (4) Reply
      SO DOES CAR DRIVING AND FLYING IN THE PLANE THAT DISAPPARED IDIOT
    • bellausa (18/03/2014, 07:45) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are so ignorant. With ur rum kill. I, don' t blame you,your mind is very slow.
      May his soul rest in peace. To Cynette and the rest of the families, be strong. God never gives us what we cannot handle.
      Love Bellausa.
    • will v t (18/03/2014, 15:48) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      I'm want know who will run the bar now can b english nomore. R I p english I will miss u
    • HAHAHA (19/03/2014, 18:00) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      wize up you got burned by bellausa
  • xxxxxxxx (17/03/2014, 13:36) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    oh no!!!!
  • Lee (17/03/2014, 14:35) Like (42) Dislike (4) Reply
    Why do people like you always the first to blog negative comments? The statement said he was the owner of the bar not a drunkard. It is possible that he took in with a heart attack or something and there was no one to help him. My deepest condolences to his family, RIP.
  • GiveUrLifeToGod (17/03/2014, 15:11) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    He was not drinking u like open yuh mouth so nuh.. Bor RUM kills.. Stfu if u aint know wa going on!! Rest In Peace English!!
  • ... (17/03/2014, 15:15) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    Another good man went down
  • Yo (17/03/2014, 15:37) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    is this "english" who used to deliver for supa valu?
  • perfecto (17/03/2014, 15:48) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    poor euglish
  • Hazem (17/03/2014, 16:22) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condelences to the family .
  • TNT (17/03/2014, 17:00) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Very nice person and hard working my prayers goes out the family R.I.P English.
  • Smith (17/03/2014, 17:01) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    English rest in peace
  • qc (17/03/2014, 17:07) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    so sorry to learn of this he tried his best to live good with people
  • YOLO (17/03/2014, 17:26) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    Tell me that I'm dreaming.
    Noooooo!! Please.... omg... English! !!! U were such a noce person. Always had me laughing everytime I go crystals. R.i.P..
  • GHUT MASSIVE@ (17/03/2014, 18:13) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP#
  • mother hen (17/03/2014, 19:09) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    English bouy you brought tears to my eyes you waz a good yute
  • hog city (17/03/2014, 19:15) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's archibell boy? He is one ah we.......RIP my brother.
  • . (17/03/2014, 19:28) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    rest on uncle English
  • Martin (17/03/2014, 19:31) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    still in shock cous but you lived a very full life. my condolences to all your children near and far wish them love and comfort. RIP
    Shea
  • conscious (17/03/2014, 19:58) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    stop speculating no one know what is the cost of death
    • Lily Ann (18/03/2014, 16:57) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      The "Cost" of his death is his family....The "Cause" of his death is unknown!
  • Surreal (18/03/2014, 11:56) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is so surreal...I knew English about 5 years now through taxi sevice, and became friends.He would never pass me by without saying hello. I saw him just Friday sitting in the Bar while I was walking pass, he hailed me up as usual. It is hard to believe that he is gone...just like that!!!!...R.I.P English
  • ann (18/03/2014, 14:25) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    thanks for the photo VINO i knew him well..I remeber when he use to sell jucies May he RIP
    • one eye (18/03/2014, 16:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      good job on the pic vino I note another online steal it...RIP brother
  • woow (18/03/2014, 14:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    didnt know his name but this dude was veryy cool...RIP
  • me (18/03/2014, 14:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE. I PRAY FOR THE FAMILY TO GET COMFORT FROM THE LORD.
  • Kay (18/03/2014, 14:50) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    To the family epically those children take courage, your father is in a better place, God know your father is special that's why he called him home, my prayers are with all of you, remember no matter what we are going through We have a father in heaven who is touch by the feelings of our infirmities, please cry if you feel like crying, God will see you through.
  • Hmm (18/03/2014, 16:38) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    That was my boy always hailing u up where ever he sees u. What a cool fella condolences to his family by u will be missed
  • Sad!! (18/03/2014, 17:43) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    ONE BY ONE EVERYBODY DYING!!PRAY TO GOD I AINT NEXT! RIP English!
  • Mick Mars (18/03/2014, 17:50) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    Wow. I had get to know this dude from when he was hustling Seamoss and he always use to bring it 'cross my workplace special on the weekend when he know for a fact that I was going to be out begging wife. Through being a customer of this dude, this man never used to see me no place and ain't hail me, buy me a drink or stop and talk about life and what's not.

    Dude was good people, always on the hustle and cool to all ass. R.I.P, bredren. To the family, stay strong.
  • Real (18/03/2014, 18:01) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    English was really good people, never pass u once he knows u, he always telling me about big plans to start up a high end lemo service and I always tell him work on it but God had other plans. RIP my yute.
  • Smile (18/03/2014, 19:53) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    my condolences to his family specially to his kids, keep trusting in God he will be your comfort, I pray the Lord give you strength in your time of grief, R I P English
  • Chin (18/03/2014, 20:50) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Any one who had known this man would never post anything bad. Thats a good man we had lost he's always been every nice person to me and everyone around him it hurt. But only god knows why he call his child home so early. RIP
  • dma (18/03/2014, 22:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    good brother has passed....remember him way back when he use to wash my car opposite bobbies. pleasant brother all the time. will surely be missed. R.I.P. English
  • polo (18/03/2014, 23:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    How ironic, i spoek to him he night before and was to go see him at 11 the next morning...life is unfair
  • high train (19/03/2014, 00:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    5 kids thats r lost , the brother was cool . R.i.p
  • calli (19/03/2014, 10:11) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    English was just a helper at the bar..he didn't own it or had any share in the business. However, his lost came as a shock to all of us..very cool dude indeed..R.I.P brother. We missed you.
  • Life to short (20/03/2014, 22:56) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Seeing the picture refreshes my mind know him as a juice man cool dude rip my brother gone to soon my condolence to all his close family an friends , really sorry to know its him
  • sad (25/03/2014, 15:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Condolences to the family , may his soul rest in peace ,
  • Sham (26/03/2014, 06:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Reast in peace my friend so sorry we didn't get to talk more.....


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