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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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bg    

RIP

1196 days ago
17.

john5oregon    

Very sad. Went too soon.

1196 days ago
18.

JLo on Steroids    

Too sad, I have a lot of great memories with my brother and sister watching wrestling back in the 80s. RIP

1196 days ago
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Dawn Crawford    

Rest in peace Randy, you will be missed.

1196 days ago
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Al Brown    

Sad. Met him along with Hulk Hogan and Dusty Rhodes on a charter flight in Tampa many years ago.

1196 days ago
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john t    

One of the best performers in wrestling history! Seen him wrestle hulk hogan at mcnichols arena in 1988 rip "macho man" ohhhhh yeahhhhh!!!

1196 days ago
22.

Jason    

RIP NHL's Derek Boogard and now Wrestling's Randy Savage so sad

1196 days ago
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CrisDizzle    

I remember back in the dayz watching WWF wrestling. Savage was one of those wrestler that actually cut a promo. OHHHHHH YEAHHH, DIG IT! RIP

1196 days ago
24.

eyecandy    

another piece of my childhood gone too soon...R.I.P

1196 days ago
25.

Q    

OHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHHHHH! RIP Randy Savage. A wrasslin' legend!!

1196 days ago
26.

Elsa    

You were one of a kind Randy!
RIP good sir

1196 days ago
27.

Howard    

R.I.P. In my teens, watching him in the squared circle brought me mounds and mounds of entertainment. If he had to go, it should have been from a high jump off the ropes.

1196 days ago
28.

DubstepDistribution    

Sad news. RIP man

1196 days ago
29.

Don Tony And Kevin Castle Show    

I wonder if they used a Slim Jim to get him out of the car.

1196 days ago
30.

CyndiChainsaW    

Ness-
Saturday Night's Main Event!

1196 days ago
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