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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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766.

soul taker     

he was truly one of the great ones and he will be missed by all wrestlers and wrestling fans R.I.P MADNESS

1195 days ago
767.

jaylan    

u will be long remembered macho man

1195 days ago
768.

Jon    

"Macho Man" Randy Savage [*]

1195 days ago
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Rodney Sapyta    

Macho man is Entertainment.He will be truly missed.What a great person.Take care brother.

1195 days ago
770.

Mari    

I was one of the kids back as I was growing up with the Monaco Man he was the coolest of them all with his big sunglasses and his colorful outfits those matches his style. Thank You Randy Savage for the wonderful memories with the WWE Wrestling. Take a bit of a slim Jim you might want to say "Oooooooooooo Yeaahhhhhh."

1195 days ago
771.

gjg genn    

Joe M's story on the Macho Man's death was very very good !

1195 days ago
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an old friend of macho    

I knew Randy back in grade school. His father and my father were classmates at De Paul University in Chicago. They worked out weight-lifting together in school and later. When Randy and I came along we had to hang out while our fathers did their exercise routines. He was a sweet guy even then. He was fun to be around. My prayers are with him, his family, and all his fans around the world.

1195 days ago
773.

mike    

Randy was a old looking 58. I will remember him as the WWF wrestler, not as the old man who hit the tree.

1194 days ago
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CHARLIE KERCHER     

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?fbid=171485669528339&set=a.159267090750197.32255.100000007212968&type=1&theater

THIS WAS MY TRIBUTE
HALLOWEEN 201O

MACHO MAN THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES BROTHA

1194 days ago
775.

rhit moore    

he choked on a slim jim, and a ****

1194 days ago
776.

Chris    

R.I.P Macho' Macho Man i want to be a Macho Man' great memory's will be messed.

1194 days ago
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Ricky C    

I was interviewed by ABC ch 7 news here in Sarasota, along with Mene Gene Okerlund. The 2 of us were good friends of his and his family.To watch the video of our interviews go to Ch 7 Sarasota news website for Randys personal friends response to the tragic accident.

1194 days ago
778.

will    

He was the best from the rest.No one ever is going to be like him love from u fan Rest in Peace

1194 days ago
779.

sunny    

dam rip macho man randy savage

1194 days ago
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Brian Hubartt    

You are in a bigger and better ring Macho Man "OHHHHHH YEAHHHHH"

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