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Macho Man -- Bad Heart Killed Him

6/30/2011 1:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Macho Man Randy Savage died from a serious "cardiac event" he suffered moments before plowing his car into a tree last month -- this according to the Pinellas County Medical Examiner.

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According to the medical examiner, Savage suffered from cardiovascular disease -- and the deadly "cardiac event" resulted from the condition.

According to the toxicology report, Savage tested positive for alcohol and hydrocodone (an opiate) during the time of his death ... but neither played a role in his death.

0630_macho_man_mini_launchAs we previously reported, the wrestler's brother said Savage experienced a heart attack before the accident -- and that's what caused him to lose control of his vehicle on a Florida highway and slam into a tree.



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1.

Rock Singer    

RIP...watch your cholesterol ...200 is normal

1121 days ago
2.

Andy Bernard    

First!!! Kirkland Lake

1121 days ago
3.

njmom21    

R.I.P.

1121 days ago
4.

Romch    

Roids dude, bad ****.. Stallone hopefully has sis check ups!!

1121 days ago
5.

manbearpig    

like most wrestlers- it was probably steroids that killed him

1121 days ago
6.

popo    

cocaine is a hellavu drug

1121 days ago
7.

maureen    

RIP

1121 days ago
8.

Regulator    

Does anyone else think too many Slim Jims killed him?

1121 days ago
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The PMG    

What a horrible way to pass, especially for a Legend like the Macho Man. When he spoke, we all listened in awe of his intensity and swagger. In the ring, we all watched eagerly for the best elbow drop in the biz. And who could forget the outfits, while outrageous and colorful (and yes, often tacky), he was unmistakable. Often imitated, but NEVER duplicated, and never will be. R.I.P. Randy, you will truly be missed by this wrestling fan, as well as many more. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1121 days ago
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Sloane    

dangers of steriod abuse #15......heart attack

http://www.steroidabuse.com/dangers-of-steroid-abuse.html

1121 days ago
11.

Come on    

Ummm why could they have not just said this during the original autopsy instead of say in was "inconclusive" pending toxicology reports? I am not buying it, it if was an "serious cardiac event" it would have been seen right away!

1121 days ago
12.

Come on    

"Samantha" Yes you can do that, that is what an autopsy is. If they cannot find anything in your heart, brain and other organs that would have caused your death that is when they do the whole toxicology thing.

1121 days ago
13.

ABB    

Probably from stepping into too many slim jims. :P

1121 days ago
14.

tgrfan42069    

big shock a dead wrestler with alcohol and pain pills in his system

1121 days ago
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Politico Pablo    

I think livin' the life is what killed him. Pain killers and alcohol are part of that life. You live an intense gladiator's life inside the ring, and will probably never live to see 65.

1121 days ago
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