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Macho Man Randy Savage Dies In Car Accident

5/20/2011 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Macho Man Randy Savage -- one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time -- died today in a car accident in Seminole, Florida ... TMZ has learned.

Randy Savage Car Accident Dead


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." Savage was so popular, he became the spokesperson for Slim Jim in the mid '90s ... and became virtually synonymous with the brand.

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. 

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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.

Randy Savage

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babyz65    

Sooooo sad!!! Loved Macho Man...... He will be greatly missed.

1255 days ago
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John    

I'll eat a slim jim this weekend in his honor.

1255 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

roid rage ....poor tree..ohh yeah

1255 days ago
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WhatThe    

Ohhhh Yeahhhhhhh!!!! RIP Macho Man

1255 days ago
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Donna    

BIG wrestling fan here so sad RIP Randy

1255 days ago
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InformationTrafficker    

Man, that's a bummer.

1255 days ago
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CyndiChainsaW    

OMG!
I was a wrestling fan in the 80's. Seen him live with Miss Elizabeth and Hulk Hogan. Ahh nostalgia!
:(

1255 days ago
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jxtr    

RIP. This is the first website or newsite that I heard this news. I live in the area where this occurred and it has not been reported locally so far.

1255 days ago
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nanunanu    

just heard this on the local news! glad he didn't hit anyone! more local tampa bay news, some crazy lady just burst into the casey anthony courtroom screaming crazy stuff at her and disrupted jury selection. j e s u s c h r i s t are we ever going to get a jury for this murdering bitch?!!!

1255 days ago
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Damn    

That's messed up... Damn.
#theFireRises... follow me on twitter to catch me mourning Randy Savage's death, at least he won't be alive for the Rapture tomorrow

http://twitter.com/al_binLADEN

1255 days ago
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Tom C.    

Yes, Slim Jims will kill you, eventually...

1255 days ago
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rachel    

I remember watching him wrestle when I was a kid! He will be missed. R.I.P.

1255 days ago
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RobGE06    

RIP Randy Savage.

1255 days ago
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Kathy    

So sad. So young. Condolences.

1255 days ago
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Melry    

i was born 1981... and yap rite about the time he started i started to watch WWF ... never met the guy but i've known about him almost all my life... i'm very sad to hear the news... R.I.P Macho Man!!!! :( ... Melry from Belize

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