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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.

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Matt    

he's been in the danger zone before!

1161 days ago
182.

paul     

that sucks but u wonder what steroids do over 30 yrs

1161 days ago
183.

Ashley    

Why didn't his wife grab the wheel?? I mean he was having a heart attack.

1161 days ago
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boogiemeow    

This is one sad news..RIP Macho Man Randy Savage.

1161 days ago
185.

Ronald    

Rest in peace Randy.

1161 days ago
186.

Matt    

RIP Macho Man - OOOOHHHH YYEEEAAAAAHHHHH!!

1161 days ago
187.

Suzanne    

Saw his many times in person, this is sad. As weird as people think this industry is, they are tremendous athletes.

1161 days ago
188.

Eric Cuevas    

I heard he had a Heart Attack while driving :( My childhood hero! RIP man! Chill with Owen Hart and all the best wrestlers!

1161 days ago
189.

Melissa    

This is horrible. Sending peace and love and strength and comfort to his family and friends.

1161 days ago
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Maria    

OMG! I remember him back on when the WWE was the WWF and with his then wife Elizabeth. He will be missed. RIP Randy.

1161 days ago
191.

Nathan138    

...he's elbow-dropping angels now.

1161 days ago
192.

Brian    

He will be missed I too will eat a slim jim this weekend in his honor.

1161 days ago
193.

syvyn11    

And Jake Roberts lives on!

1161 days ago
194.

madison     

R.I.P you will be missed xoxoxoxoxo

1161 days ago
195.

Brian    

Tragic that he never reconciled with Vince and the WWE to take his rightful place in the HoF. RIP Randy.

1161 days ago
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