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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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151.

Joe    

RIP Macho Man

1151 days ago
152.

Derek Greenawalt    

RIP Randy. You will be greatly missed. You were one of the best in the biz and will never be for gotten. TO his family my prayers are with you all.

1151 days ago
153.

Tom    

Little disrespectful douche bags! Show some GD respect!

1151 days ago
154.

S. Segal, Deputy Sheriff    

DANG DAWGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SO SAD

1151 days ago
155.

ANUBIS    

ahh the 80's they brought us the crack epidemic and randy, at least he now has ring side seats to watch the end of life as we know it, rest in peace macho man, thanks for the show

1151 days ago
156.

Ben    

Sad, sad day. I know it's almost passe to be a wrestling fan these days, but this man was one of the coolest people in my childhood. Hope his wife recovers well and that he rests in peace.

1151 days ago
157.

Thrash    

All athletes are entertainers but Randy was an entertainer first, always the over the top character. RIP Macho...

1151 days ago
158.

LC    

I live near by and happen to snap a couple pics of accident, didn't realize it was him!

1151 days ago
159.

MachoMan    

OOOOOOOooooooooo Yea

Redneck Wrasslin' with a tree... That'll show them OOOOoooooooooooo Yea


lol dumbass rednecks

1151 days ago
160.

skip miles    

Sadley,R I P Randy,your the greatest.........ohoooo Yehaaaaaa

1151 days ago
161.

bruce    

i will miss u randy give elizabeth a hug when u get to heaven

1151 days ago
162.

age666    

RIP macho man!

1151 days ago
163.

Jim Mitchem    

His trademark catchphrase was "Ooooooh Yeaahhhhh?" Well, he'll definitely be missed in America then.

1151 days ago
164.

tish    

There isn't going to be a rapture tomorrow, moron.

1151 days ago
165.

Jackie Butler     

This is a shock! So sad! RIP nice man!

1151 days ago
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