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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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DarkKnight77587    

Wow - met him one time at the Astrodome - real nice guy - he was there for the Texas Special Olympics Sports Carnival - just before he came out in the New Spiderman Movie as Bone Saw McGraw in 2001 or 2002...R.I.P!

1160 days ago
107.

Kelly68    

One of the greatest to ever grace the ring and never be inducted into the WWE hall of Fame..
You will always be remembered as as one of the greatest and will be missed by millions Randy. RIP OOOOOHHHHHH YEAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1160 days ago
108.

Greg    

I remember watching him when he was just starting out and he was not Macho Man yet he was simply Randy Poffo. Randy along with his brother and father entertained me many a hours.
RIP Randy

1160 days ago
109.

paul    

am from south africa and am sorry to hear about randy savage he was good in the ring will miss you rip and may god put his hands over his wife and to help his family

1160 days ago
110.

Sergio    

this is sad news i grew up watching this guy on tv rip in peace savage big fan ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

1160 days ago
111.

dolores    

i grow up watchin randy savage and he was a great superstar of the wwe we gonna mizz him so much R.I.P

1160 days ago
112.

Joe    

RIP Randy. He was a Great wrestler.... You will be missed...

1160 days ago
113.

Profanssis    

Wow, my baby bro is gonna be majorly bummed...First the Habs, now this...when will the sad news end???

1160 days ago
114.

Steve Wolf    

I just bought my 5 year old son a Randy Savage wrestling doll yesterday. This is a sad day in the world of wresting,my childhood memories of him are nothing but great!

1160 days ago
115.

kaleena d rice    

THAT IS SOOO SAD!! I GREW UP WATCHING HIS CRAZY ASS. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. SOLDIER DOWN!!

1160 days ago
116.

PETE    

THE Macho Man...... He will be greatly missed.

1160 days ago
117.

tober    

Damn his eyes are red, man he's high as Ga pine!

1160 days ago
118.

Chois    

So Sad...

1160 days ago
119.

Ray    

Awful sad news. Even worse when people crack jokes about it. R.I.P. Macho man!

1160 days ago
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Nora    

R.I.P. RANDY SAVAGE "OOOOOOOOHHHHH YEEEEAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!"

1160 days ago
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