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Macho Man's Autopsy -- Cause of Death Not Known

5/22/2011 1:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The autopsy of wrestling legend Randy "Macho Man" Savage did not yield an exact cause of death ... sources tell TMZ.

Sources tell us the autopsy was completed yesterday and the cause of death is still "pending." We're told the ME did not notice any "extensive trauma" to his body.

According to our sources, it might take anywhere from 4-6 weeks for toxicology results to be completed.

As TMZ first reported, Savage (real name Randy Poffo) died in a car accident on Friday when his car veered across a concrete median, through oncoming traffic, and "collided head-on with a tree."

Macho Man's brother told us he suffered a heart attack, which caused him to lose control of the vehicle.

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It sounds like the heart attack was the cause of death because the accident itself seemed very minor.

1248 days ago


The autopsy will show he had a SlimJim lodged in the lining of his heart.

RIP Randy

1248 days ago


This is so sad. Came across this great article the other day on his death:


1248 days ago


One night while rolling through a TGI Friday's parking lot, dude complimented my pickup truck. To get props from the macho man will be a memory that lasts forever. He was my hero when I was a kid.

RIP Macho Man.

1248 days ago


the ME noticed or did not notice trauma..?? very confusing TMZ..get it together..oooooo yeaaaaa!!!!

1248 days ago


"cause of death is still "pending." Pending, what, the highest offer to cover it up? The brother claimed it was a heart-attack but the drs aren't signing off on that... sounds fishy to me.

1248 days ago


Rumor time...Randy's brother and Randy's new wife have been shacking up on the side and plotted to kill him. She stunned him and drove them into the tree knowing her air bag worked and his did not. Oh, and they also flushed his goldfish and blamed it on the cat.

1248 days ago


Toxicology results? I long for the good old days when a heart attack was just a heart attack. Guess those days died, too.

1248 days ago

who dat    

Suspicious statement from the ME. Sounds like they are looking at toxicology.

A funny quote from another site on this story:

"If you are a grown man and you have fought the voices in your head telling you to go ahead and make the leap to full on gay porn your whole life, you are probably now a big professional wrestling fan."

1248 days ago

His Prince Michael    

For those of you making tasteless comments:
Maybe tomorrow, maybe next decade, someone may make
heartless remarks, about YOU....RIP.

May The True and Living YAHWEH, bless the soul of Randy Poffo.

1248 days ago


When they put "Pending" or "Pending further studies" on the cause of death, that means that the visual autopsy did not reveal any obvious cause of death such as blocked coronary arteries, pulmonary embolism, internal bleeding, cancer, brain hemorrhage,etc. The next step is to review the microscopic slides that were made from tissue and organ samples, and to run a toxicology screen. They'll most likely know in a month.

1248 days ago


Those wrestlers die young. Randy (58)

1247 days ago

Street Smart    

I wish I could lick your vay jay jay FIbiker

1247 days ago


Did he choke on a Slim Jim?

1247 days ago


so sad he died..seems odd that his wife is ok, so maybe the crash wasnt so bad. i wonder if he had been taking steroids in past for quite some time, as look at what he looked liked...in my thoughts, and that could have caused his heart attack. interesting to hear about the toxicology, but they will probably cover it up.

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