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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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136.

anthony ingram    

from wrestler to wrestler you will be truely missed but for you midnight toke postin something neg like that you can rot in hell you **** face ***got

1216 days ago
137.

Stemfoort    

He was one of the most raw stars the wwe ever had. Some times crude, some times rude but always real. Wasnt treated great by Vince Mc mahon and Randy never really ever forgeted that! But then again He came back to Vince and tried to make peice but was treated still bad! Randy is in a better place now! Rest in peace!

1216 days ago
138.

David    

Right in front of our house. It was so sad...

1216 days ago
139.

josh    

one the best wrestlers ever. now hes reunited with miss elizabeth ohhhh yeeeeeaaaah.. hes the macho king randy savage

1216 days ago
140.

Andy    

a sad day for a long time wrestiling fan RIP MACHO

1216 days ago
141.

E    

Please don't call these clowns wrestlers. They aren't. They are entertainers. And they aren't athletes. They are entertainers.
Thank you

1216 days ago
142.

Larry    

Too Much for fomer wrestlers were gone ! I loved them in WWF 1980's
They are going in the havens !

1216 days ago
143.

taylor    

I heard he was stuck in the car... they tried to use a slim jim to get him out.

1216 days ago
144.

afjioeqjioe    

That is sad. The last time I watched wrestling was in the 80's. I would never have recognized him on the street, he looks so different in that photo with his wife.

1216 days ago
145.

Cathy    

R.I.P. MACHO MAN.... MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY

1216 days ago
146.

His Prince Michael    

It is with profound sadness that The House of David offers condolences, and prayers, to the family, friends, loved-ones, and fans of Randy "Macho Man" Poffo.

May The True and Living YAHWEH, bless his soul.

1216 days ago
147.

Dave    

Wow, another great opportunity for Vince McHandjob to make money.

1216 days ago
148.

Rochelle Wade    

Damn....so sad! RIP MACHO MAN 'OH YEAH! :(

1216 days ago
149.

Fern     

Midnight Toker you're a F$@king idiot stop drinking the bong water and have some respect!!!!!

1216 days ago
150.

Rene Caustrita    

Rest in Peace...

1216 days ago
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