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Macho's Last Request -- Don't Play My Theme Music!

5/25/2011 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Macho Man" Randy Savage's ashes were spread at the base of a tree at his Florida home yesterday ... and in compliance with his final request, the family REFUSED to play his wrestling theme music during the ceremony. 

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TMZ spoke to Randy's brother Lanny Poffo who tells us Savage made it very clear in his funeral plans ... NO ONE was to play his theme music, Pomp and Circumstance, while he was laid to rest.

We're told ... in recent years, Randy felt extremely guilty about using the song, because it was first used by his idol, wrestling legend Gorgeous George ...  and Randy felt like he stole George's thunder.

Poffo tells us Randy's closest friends and family members will meet again in Florida tomorrow to continue to mourn and honor Savage's memory.

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1.

Dave    

A good guy, so sad!

1058 days ago
2.

CrisDizzle    

Macho Man: And don't put my ashes in a Slim Jim container... ohhhhh yeahhhh!

1058 days ago
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LaTaunya    

What's with the tie dye looking shirt Howard? Is that your coming out of the closet shirt???

1058 days ago
4.

Paul    

RIP Macho

1058 days ago
5.

Brian    

RIP Macho. You'll be remembered as one of the greatest ever.

1058 days ago
6.

iimE    

I hear that out of respect for Macho they are playing his theme song at every graduation across the country...

1058 days ago
7.

alen    


We miss you and will never forget you. Thanks for the memories, and thanks for all the "OOooHH YEaaahh's"

GOD Bless you Randy Savage, Rest In Peace, Macho Man

1058 days ago
8.

Missy Trouble    

LOVE you Randy! I was heart broken when i heard the news. Thank you for all of the memories, laughs, and entertainment you gave us. You have always been my all time favorite. I hope you are at peace.

1057 days ago
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brandon    

More details regarding his death can be found at www.wrestlingfever.info! Also full article that Vince McMahon published in Time Magazine can be found here [direct link!] http://wrestlingfever.info/2011/05/vince-mcmahon-writes-about-randy-savage-for-time-magazine/

1056 days ago

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