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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.

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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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31.

TheUltraworld    

This means toxicology will find the cause of death. A chemical caused a heart attack.

1220 days ago
32.

John    

My god people.. he didn't die of AIDS... They would have found that right off..

He most likely had a massive heart attack and they need to do drug tests to make sure it wasn't caused by meds and even prescription meds..

Stop making everything a cover up this is standard all over the world and 90% of the time they will not do cause or full cause till those blood tests come back if it wasn't murder or death from cancer etc.

anyone saying anything else is full of poop and was born a f'ing moron

1220 days ago
33.

Mikey    

I know what it was, it was a heart attack. There it is. Now bury the poor guy, RIP.

1220 days ago
34.

James    

I bet all those years of taking enhancing steroid must have played havoc on his heart muscles.

1220 days ago
35.

dgh629    

My sister had an autopsy at the same place after dying following hernia surgery. Cause of death , "not really sure", could have been arrhythmia, blah blah blah................

1220 days ago
36.

Bubba    

Perhaps he used steroids, but I never considered him being as beefed and ripped like the Ultimate Warrior, Ravishing Rick Rude, Lex Luger or Scott Steiner to name but a few.
As a wrestler I didn't like him because of his attitude inside and outside the ring. However, during interviews dude turned out to be quite a normal guy to me.
I wonder why he and his wife Elizabeth split in real life.
Nonetheless Randy Savage was a great wrestler.

1220 days ago
37.

brock lesnar    

its still real to me, damnit!

1220 days ago
38.

scrow    

Does he pray or go to Church. if no, then now he will go to HELL like all the major sports stars and celebrities. Haha.....He will become Satan's wife.

1220 days ago
39.

John    

The medical examiner is awaiting the toxicology tests to come back. Anytime a person is killed while operating a motor vehicle (car, aircraft, boat, train) the cause of death is deferred until toxicology comes back.

No conspiracy just investigation. Even if Macho Man's heart exploded the M.E. would still defer until the screen comes back.

1219 days ago
40.

John J    

They are awaiting toxicology tests. All deaths involving motor vehicles (cars, aircraft, boats, etc) require toxicology before the medical examiner will sign off. That is why it is deferred.

No conspiracy just a typical investigation timeline.

1219 days ago
41.

bob     

he died of a car accident

1219 days ago
42.

SMOKINJUNK    

RIP Macho Man, The one original that will never be replaced. Who gave a **** less what others thought. He will not be forgotten.

1219 days ago
43.

John    

To the other John...

They don't have to do the tests because he was driving. They only do that if he was a DOT Commercial driver or pilot or other regulated job or if they thought it was caused by using something..

For all we know he could have had a infection around the heart to a full blown massive heart attack. MEDS AND Drugs can cause tons of heart problems so they need to make sure it wasn't caused by it. This is standard in almost every case unless they have a 100% clear reason like gun shot or cancer. The Doctors in the ER most likely told his wife and brother it was a heart attack but they will also tell them nothing is official till its completed by the coroner

Most heart attacks can be found by looking at the heart and dead tissue but that still doesn't say why. It could have been a mix of cocaine and steroid use back in the 80's. I forgot if he admitted to roids but he and others talked about his coke use and if you go watch old promos you can tell lol..

I pretty sure he has been clean of coke since his divorce and I don't think he currently used roids but this points to living a hard charging life in the 80's 90's.. Rumor was he broke it off with Liz because she wouldn't stop when he wanted too.. again 100% rumor.. I can't find any interviews about it because he was a very private guy..

1219 days ago
44.

BUTTER    

He had crabs

1219 days ago
45.

BUTTER    

He had crabs

1219 days ago
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