Wednesday, May 25, 2016


There are only four days since we released our tribute EP to Troma Entertainment, and this morning (Swedish time) we woke up with the tragic news that one of the studio's top movie action star has passed away. Many of his fans did know him as the 500 heavy pound cheeseburger eating man who gets killed by an escalator in Terror Firmer (1999), and from the incredible toilet-scene in Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006).

Joe made his debut in 1988 when Troma brought us the titel Troma's War. He made an extra role as a specially trained guerilla terrorist, and Kaufman himself was so amused by his screen presence that he gave him more screen time. After this performance, Joe got more roles in upcoming Troma productions and since Tromas producer Michael Herz have been seen so rarely in front of the camera-lense, Joe Fleishaker also got the chance to play the role as Michael.

1954 - 2016

Joe was 62 years old and passed away Monday at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. The cause of death has not yet been determined, but his family suspects it was a heart attack.

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