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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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61.

Kathy    

Just finished watching wrestlmaina dvd box sets with my brother such memories RIP RANDY Prayers to your family you will be greatly missed

1197 days ago
62.

Erin    

this is devastating news. A true legend, so very sad. RIP Macho. Gone but never forgotten from your fans. =(

1197 days ago
63.

Criss    

That sucks. I was a fan as a kid.

1197 days ago
64.

JLo on Steroids    

A man died, so your wanna be funny comments arent funny. The are just stupid

1197 days ago
65.

Cartman    

Wrestling is gay and not a sport but RIP Slimjim guy.

1197 days ago
66.

Stupid People Hater    

Well that just sucks. I'll also be picking up a few slim jims this weekend.

1197 days ago
67.

ocgirl    

RIP.

1197 days ago
68.

Donna B    

My heart is very sad of this tragic accident. I grew up with Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth- now they are together again. It is a sad day for the WWE family and Fans. RIP Randy you will be missed! OHHH YEA!!!

1197 days ago
69.

duhwinner    

the most sexist "sport" on the planet, who cares

1197 days ago
70.

Darren    

WOW... He was a Great Wrestler... OHHHHHH YEAHHHH...

1197 days ago
71.

Ronald RayGun    

He represented the golden age of sports entertainment wrestling. RIP MM.

1197 days ago
72.

Richard T    

Wow... grew up watching him in the WWF (before it became WWE). Sad for the loss. RIP MACHO MAN!

1197 days ago
73.

Peter    

R.I.P Macho Man Randy Savage

1197 days ago
74.

raul     

RIP Randy he was great in spiderman

1197 days ago
75.

Nicole    

R.i.p. macho man , you will be greatly missed , i grew up watching you all through the 80's in wwf and you were one of my all time favorite wrestlers , even when you were doing the slim jim commercials i couldn't help but watch them cause of you and now that you're gone me and any other fans out there can't help but to feel shock and sadness cause you were one hell of an entertainer :(

1197 days ago
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