Skip to comments.Macho Man Randy Savage Dies In Car Accident
Posted on 05/20/2011 10:17:03 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
Macho Man Randy Savage -- one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time -- died today in a car accident in Tampa, Florida ... TMZ has learned.
TMZ spoke with Randy's brother, Lanny Poffo, who tells us the wrestling legend suffered a heart attack while he was behind the wheel around 9:25 AM ... and lost control of his vehicle.
Earlier this month, Savage celebrated his 1-year anniversary with his new wife Lynn.
Savage was 58.
Macho Man began wrestling in the WWF in 1985 and became a superstar with his trademark catchphrase "Ooooooh Yeaahhhhh."
UPDATE: Florida Highway Patrol tells TMZ ... Savage was driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he veered across a concrete median ... through oncoming traffic ... and "collided head-on with a tree."
Savage was transported to Largo Medical center, where he died from his injuries.
Savage's wife was a passenger in the vehicle during the collision -- but survived with "minor injuries." She was transported to a different local hospital where she was treated.
According to officials, Randy and Lynn were both wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.
Cops say alcohol was NOT a factor.
An investigation into the accident is underway.
58 is far too young - RIP Macho Man.
Quite the character :
Wow. Prayers to his new wife. Terrible story.
"I can snap a telephone pole! "-Randy Savage.
Well....looks like you snapped something else bud.
Wow. Sorry to hear that. Tornados ravage the South, Obama turns his back on Israel, and the Macho Man dies. Not a good month.
ROFLMAO! Wrestling is entertainment, not a competitive sport. Just have muscles and a spiffy costume!
Rest in peace Macho Man, and may you fly gracefully off the great turnbuckle in the sky.
One of my all time fave wrestlers.
He was actually a pretty good technical wrestler before he started the roids....
LONG LIVE ANDY KAUFMAN! GREATEST WRASTLER IN THE WORLD!
Too many “Slim Jim’s”???
He was the guy in the cage fight scene in “Spiderman.”
Jul 28, 2010
Hawking his action figure in 2010.
He always had a knack at injecting comedy into his tough guy routine that made him stand out :
He’s reunited with Miss Elizabeth.
Well, I've got a spiffy costume ...
Fake? Fake? You think wrestling's fake? See ...
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