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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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166.

idalia    

RIP my prayer are withyour family sorry for your loss hi will be miss

1191 days ago
167.

larry    

one of the greatest whresling entertainers of alltime ooooyea

1191 days ago
168.

Shawn    

This is so sad.He was a great wrestler.My son will be sad when he gets this news.R.I.P.

1191 days ago
169.

phillip    

Oh wow, he will be greatly missed by all! "ooooohhhhhh yeeeeaaaahhhh"

1191 days ago
170.

Mick    

This is very sad. RIP Randy! You lived a full life and we were blessed by your entertainment!

1191 days ago
171.

Mr. K    

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh nooooooooooo!

1191 days ago
172.

Josh    

Sadly his last words were "OHHHH NOOOOO." RIP RANDY SAVAGE.

1191 days ago
173.

Jim    

Rip Macho Now You Are With LIZ You Will Be Missed How Many of you ass holes are going to blame wwe for this one

1191 days ago
174.

wendy    

Wow! The end of the world IS coming! If this isn't marking the beginning of the rapture I don't know what is!

1191 days ago
175.

John     

Sooooooooo sad to hear about Randy.But what is more upsetting is see the american low lifs that put stupied comments on this about his death.Too bad it doesn't happen to you?

1191 days ago
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Jenny    

I feel so sad I grew up watching him,I use to love the cartoon they had in the 80's featuring all the WWF wrestlers!

1191 days ago
177.

Jknight    

RIP Macho man. He was the reason I'm a wrestling fan to this day.

1191 days ago
178.

Leslie    

This is NOT what I expected to hear. Nor WANT to see this morning. R.I.P Savage. OHHH YEAAHHH!

1191 days ago
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5andman    

@TreeMileZune RE: SMASH INTO A TREE ...OHHHH YEAHHHH!

It was in bad taste, but, I couldn't help laughing. Sorry.

1191 days ago
180.

Richy818    

Well atleast we have some good news that the wife survived and most definatly the tree he rammed into only suffered a scratch and bruses....ohhhhhh yeaaaaaahhhhh dig it......

1191 days ago
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