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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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sydney    

RIP MACHOMAN OHHHH YAEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

1199 days ago
872.

Kelly    

I am sick and tired of the idiotic comments I read on here when I read them I cry I loved Randy and always wished him nothing, but the best in life he was a good person he donated alot of time and money to children. Please stop with the hateful comments it's discusting. If you don't have anything nice to say please keep your mouth shut! A fan of Randy always!!!!! How any body could make comments like that after someone died it's sick.

1199 days ago
873.

Gilbert    

Macho man was the Grast of all time in the 80 s

1193 days ago
874.

derek jones    

He could get your heart a pumping and get the party rocking...he was the macho man ..randy savage...ooohh yeah!

1191 days ago
875.

DJ    

RIP Macho Man !

1190 days ago
876.

moore    

ill will miss him hey had a bad elbow drop i will remember him i liked it when he married elisabeth i think the 3 disc will have that marriage on disc ill try and get it to watch it ?

ps ill wished i wouldve got his aotagraph

1188 days ago
877.

Rahim    

R.i.p randy

1188 days ago
878.

WWE BIGGEST FAN EVER    

MOCHO MAN IS THE BEST RIP ILL MISS U RANDY SAVIG IF UR UP THERE AND U CAN HERE ME I SAY U SHOULD HAVE DIED THE GUY WHO CASED THE ACCSIDENT SUCK NO T U U ROCK

1181 days ago
879.

carlos    

i am so sorry of macho man :(:(:(:(:( i'm cring booowho

1181 days ago
880.

Charles Lockington    

R.I.P from all your fans in New Zealand

1176 days ago
881.

Sarah    

This Is Too Sad..R.I.P Randy..

1175 days ago
882.

angie    

went on a date with him in the late 80's. he wore cowboy boots to the gym! good guy, God bless

1172 days ago
883.

rob2zero9    

i gota original 1992 wwf mint condition titan sports photo credit steve taylorMACHO MAN RANDY SAVAGE autographed photograph
from a match must sell

1172 days ago
884.

wrestlings fake    

i hope the tree was ok

1172 days ago
885.

Dave    

Ohhhh Yeaaaa Step Into a Slim Jim!!! Poor Tree

1169 days ago
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