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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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121.

Kevin    

well Looks like Judgement Day started already ... always been a fan of Macho Man over Hulk Hogan. RIP ...

1219 days ago
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genocide_cutter    

R.I.P Macho was one of the greatest

1219 days ago
123.

Rob    

R.I.P. Randy Savage....Oh Yeahhhhhhh!

1219 days ago
124.

Ryan    

@duhwinner: Get off your soapbox. This isn't about your opinionated views, nor is it a vehicle to push feminism. A man is dead. Show some respect for God's sake.

1219 days ago
125.

Tom    

When did we become such a cynical society? Didn't your mothers teach you anything? "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all"

Let's all crack jokes when one of your family members die! Not so funny now is it

1219 days ago
126.

Renegade of Louisville    

duhwinner, to begin with you need to STF UP A-HOLE ! As well as the rest of you making jokes about this. A HUMAN life was lost today, and a great one at that. I used to love watching macho Man and Miss Elizabeth back in the day. Such a terrible and tragic event. Condolences and prayers to Randys new wife and his Family. Your body may be gone, but your spirit and legacy will always live with those who loved you. Rest In Peace Randy "Macho Man" Savage.

1219 days ago
127.

Kenny Nash    

Randy you will be missed dearly !

Kenny Nash

1219 days ago
128.

JosePa    

R.I.P. Brother... Oooooooh Yeahhhhhhh!

1219 days ago
129.

carol    

Rest In Peace Sir

1219 days ago
130.

Ryan    

And RIP, Randy. You will be missed by your fans.

1219 days ago
131.

Michigan    

Loved Macho Man. I remember him at the Silverdome. There is no one that will ever replace him. Say Hi to Ravishing Rick Rude, The Junk Yard Dog, Mr. Perfect,Chris Benoit,Demolition Crush

1219 days ago
132.

NK    

Randy, no... :( My childhood... nnh. I don't often cry about 'strangers' but... oh man.

1219 days ago
133.

jerry     

hum...too rip

1219 days ago
134.

tyler     

WHAT how no not okay hes dead thats not fair

1219 days ago
135.

rekamyenoM    

....He's in a better place

1219 days ago
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