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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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Helen    

So sorry about Macho Mans untimely death. He will be missed.

1202 days ago
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Valbjork    

MAN !! This is so sad !! Snap into a Slim Jim !! Oh, he had one of the best characters in pro wrestling. Our whole family was really into wrestling in the 80's. I was so wondering where he was. At least he found a new woman and was having a good time in life, I think. So horrible to have your heart go out on U and go off the road and crash. I just took my BP pill. 2 x a day, everyday, no forgetting. At least he did not hurt anyone else and his wife was also physically unhurt, but it will leave a big hole in her mental heart. Even if he had hurt someone else, it would not have been his fault. I mean if your ticker stops, what can U do? It was his time. I pray for him and his family. I hope that he did have some good insurance to help out his wife and if he had kids. Remember guys, and gals, U hit UR 50's time to get life insurance of some amount, more the better. To take care of UR family if you happen to check out early. Valbjork

1201 days ago
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Matt Saunders    

I was a wrestling fan of the 80's and early 90's,Randy Savage one of my all time favorites,RIP

1201 days ago
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Rey    

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAh,,,,,, you will be missed

1200 days ago
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armagedon    

se fue una de las grandes inspiraciones de la lucha libre mundial siempre te recordaremos y en las alturas da tu grito q aca lo escucharemos oooooo yyeaahhhhhhh.descansa en paz randy

1200 days ago
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Tee Nolley    

grew up with the OOOoo Yeeeah man/sorry to hear that my condolinces to his family

1199 days ago
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tyreese    

im so sorry for this tragic loss it seems pretty hurtful to me its a sad thing to happen to a very important wwf hall of famer R.I.P macho man randy savage

1199 days ago
863.

kaluan    

Undertaker is gonna buri him ?

1198 days ago
864.

romario    

CONDOLEANCES YM SORY

1198 days ago
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Chrystal    

Sorry about Macho Man Randy Savage. I loved watching him Wrestle.He will be missed and loved by everyone who watched him and who knew him.
REST IN PEACE MACHO MAN RANDY SAVAGE
WE LOVE AND MISS YOU.

1198 days ago
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rochle richard    

you will be missed macho man rip

1197 days ago
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sandy    

I too watched Randy...he is awsome...will not forget RIP

1196 days ago
868.

evan    

hi is agrait man riley

1195 days ago
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mtboddie    

I ain't gonna lie Back then, the whole world was in love with Randy,Hulk, the 4 horsemen, the Heart bros., Andre the giant, young Sting, Ooooooooh Yeahhhhh!!! this news is a WWF heart breaker 4 sure... there was no internet to speak of just tv the movie theaters arena concerts and live WWF action! Rest in peace Randy we who were 12-17 back then will always love the '80's Superstars of the WWF!

1193 days ago
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IGWE     

Macho man was a wrestling icon, he will be greatly missed by his fans. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

1192 days ago
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