Marland A. Anderson, 39 – whose stage name was “Sledge Hammer” and starred in such classics as Oh No! There’s a Negro in My Mom! 4 and Teenage Blackaholics - died Friday from unknown problems at a hospital.
LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman said that the incident reportedly began when – on April 8 – Anderson’s fiancé, 24-year-old Alexa Cruz, called police about an attempted suicide.
Paramedics and police showed up to Cruz’s apartment around 1:30 a.m., and took Anderson away in handcuffs, seemingly at his request, said Cruz – an adult film actress.
“He put his hands behind his back; he was very cooperative,” Cruz said. “They didn’t say anything about arrest. I think he just really wanted to get help.”
According to police, Anderson ‘became agitated’ during an ambulance ride to the hospital. According to reports, officers and paramedics struggled with Anderson in the back of the ambulance after Anderson had broken a handcuff that that was attached to a rail of the gurney he was on and tried to stand up.…Continue Reading