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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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46.

Bordiss    

Maybe the Undertaker can bring him back?

1222 days ago
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Mary Kay    

One of my most favorite wrestlers of all time--we go way back Randy and I--I will miss him terribly-Rest in peace my "Macho Man".

1222 days ago
48.

Rafael    

GONNA MISS YOU RANDY MOST UNDERRATED WRESLTER OF ALL TIME!!!!!!

1222 days ago
49.

Ben    

Truly sad. Randy Savage DID NOT start wrestling in 1985 for the WWF...By 1985 he had wrestled for 12 years.

1222 days ago
50.

Kagome     

My Prayers go out to his wife and family and Friends. RIP Macho Man! It`s a shame he died so young.

1222 days ago
51.

jpm4444    

this sucks so bad; who would ever forget jake the snakes cobra biting macho man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC58TAVprS4

1222 days ago
52.

Chris O    

TreeMileZune is an idiot ladies and gentlemen as is Midnight Toker, I hope you BOTH die in car accidents, and I hope you two Suffer before you die.

1222 days ago
53.

Sue    

R.I.P. Macho Man. You gave me many great hours of entertainment. You will be missed.

1222 days ago
54.

TMZ dont like me    

OH NO! FAREWELL MACHO MAN! GODSPEED, BROTHER. I know Hulk, Roddy Piper, Ricky Steamboat, and Ric Flair are all bawling their eyes out at hearing about this tragic news....

1222 days ago
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anonymous    

Why were they transported to different hospitals?? And why is TMZ the only "news" source reporting this info, before even the local news of the area???

1222 days ago
56.

Mimmala    

Ms. Elizabeth, Andre the Giant, The Junk Yard Dog and Ravishing Rick Rude will be waiting at the gate to greet you - R.I.P. Randy - you will be missed!!!

1222 days ago
57.

Michael    

Sad day. One half of the Mega Powers is gone. RIP Randy!

1222 days ago
58.

ralphie the one-eyed    

No more Bonesaw?
MST3K will need new source material. A sad day for us all.
~meow

1222 days ago
59.

ronna collins    

R.I.P. RANDY YOU WILL TRULY BE MISSED, I WATCHED YOU AS A LITTLE GIRL WHEN I WAS GROWING UP YOU WERE ONE OF MY FAVORITES. LOVE AND MISS YOU ALWAYS. AND TO YOUR WIFE MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU.

1222 days ago
60.

sc1432    

RIP Randy...

So sad.

1222 days ago
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