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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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76.

mike lawrence    

To all you jackasses making jokes:
You are obviously insensitive pricks so don;t bother posting crap like that. Grow up! Wow, it takes a big man to make fun of an accident killing someone. Too bad it wasn't you instead. One less A##hole in the word...

1151 days ago
77.

Nostradamus    

Man, this guy was my favorite growing up. Enlarged heart from years on the juice I reckon, damn shame :(

1151 days ago
78.

sticks    

RIP Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Last deployment I was in an MRAP that we called the MACHO TRUCK cause there was a talking Macho Man doll that was there for good luck, it worked. RIP BROTHER!!!

1151 days ago
79.

Dawn Fore    

RIP Macho Man! You will be missed. :(

1151 days ago
80.

Val     

OH NO! He will be missed!

1151 days ago
81.

dave    

I have been a wrestling fan since wrestlemania 3. I loved his antics with him and Hogan and Miss Elizabeth. I will miss him.

1151 days ago
82.

ronna collins    

R.I.P. YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED, I REMEMBER WATCHING YOU WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL YOU WERE ONE OF MY FAVORITES, AND TO YOUR WIFE MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS GO OUT TO HER, LOVE AND MISS YOU ALWAYS.

1151 days ago
83.

Tzeiner    

Using the Lords name in vain is totally uncalled for, you should be ashamed!

1151 days ago
84.

kevin h    

rip Randy, you entertained millions of people and put smiles on childrens faces. Enjoy your time with the other legends of wrestling up in the sky.

1151 days ago
85.

Richy818    

Poor old gesser ramming into treessssss....ohhhhh yeeeeaaaaaahhhhhhhh....

1151 days ago
86.

Dennis Herman    

Rest In Peace Macho Man..Met him on the beach in Daytona.Very cool guy...

1151 days ago
87.

ecaz    

Im so heartbroken its like losing a piece of your childhood

1151 days ago
88.

STARR C    

I use to watch him when I was little. Sad, RIP!

1151 days ago
89.

sheila     

rest in peace randy enjoyed your shows a many hour god bless your family and all your fans you will be rembered forever

1151 days ago
90.

Pitufo    

Rest in Peace "Ooooooh YEAH!" "Dig it!"

1151 days ago
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