Thursday, December 2, 2021

Angler Aaron Martens has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Professional angler Aaron Martens has passed away. He was 49.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. However, his wife said in a social media post that he had been battling glioblastoma.

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He had been battling the brain cancer for 19-months.

“Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world… let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven,” Lesley McMurray Martens said in a Facebook post. “And what a wonderful light he was. Aaron passed after a 19-month battle with Glioblastoma. We are heartbroken beyond words. I can’t imagine life without him but we take solace in knowing that he’s walked into glory – the only glory that truly matters.

“Thank you to everyone that supported us during the past 19 months through texts, posts, phone calls, visits, and fundraisers. Your kindness, prayers, and love encouraged us every day, and Aaron and I wholeheartedly felt your love.”

He was a three-time Toyota Bassmasters Angler of the Year winner. At the biggest event of their season, he runnered-up four times in the Bassmasters Classic.

Martens won nine events in 241 tournaments. He won over $3 million in his career.

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“ This is probably one of the hardest posts I have ever had to write,” Mark Zona’s “Zona’s Awesome Fishing” show said in a Facebook post. “I don’t even know where to start because my head is so messed up right now and my heart is aching…. The world lost an INCREDIBLE human today… One like no other…. I was so blessed to call Aaron Martens one of my best friends…. He was one of the best fishermen I knew but what I loved most about Aaron was the person he was off the water…. He honestly made me a better person in so many ways and I will be eternally grateful for that…. Love you, Bro… rest easy my friend.

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“Sending so much love and prayers to Lesley McMurray Martens- Carol Martens, Jordan, and Spencer.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 10 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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