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TMZ Report: Randy Savage Dead at 58

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Macho Man Randy Savage — one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time — died today in a car accident in Tampa, Florida … TMZ has learned.

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.

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.

  • Diesel


    Its not that, its just well… I’m not really a religious person, BUT it just amazes me how some of the nicest and most sincere guys in the wrestling business can die, yet money grabbing a$$holes like Hogan & drug abusers are still with us it just seems wrong.

  • john

    rip brotha oh yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa always was one of my favorite wrestlers u will be misses can you dig it

  • PurPle_HAze

    RIP Randy Savage… his name better be in the 2012 HOF

  • cenahater

    poor guy. hopefully he was getting a bj on his way out.

  • venom

    RIP. I am going to buy my son one of the wrestling buddy dolls of Macho Man.

  • mark

    Cant believe this, RIP dude !!!

  • Center

    With the passing of one of our true Greats, now the Rapture tomorrow doesn’t seem like such a bad thing.

  • Joe Piscapo

    OMG. Just found out. Can’t believe this. R.I.P to the madness. Wow, this really caught me off guard.

  • kurt angle

    R.I.P Randy Savage

  • Callum

    R.I.P Randy Savage

  • Azn

    I find it really sad when entertainers that I grew up watching dying from over doses or heart attack at such an young age. The first time I saw Randy Savage on tv was against Bret Hart on RAW back in the early 90s. I always thought he was so cool with his voice and loved that off the top rope elbow drop. RIP Randy Savage and I hope you and Elizabeth can finally see each other again

  • shawn

    a short comment but i mean it. rip Macho Man.

  • Gary

    bout time WE catche sup lol

    Real sad about Savage dying, got to meet him last year, real great guy….we miss u Macho

  • Clara007

    @ Stevie P mine too! I may seem like an idiot, but I was really hoping to see him in the HOF in the next few years. He was a great entertainer. He could perform in the ring and his promos were out of this world! RIP one of the greatest men in wrestling!

  • Matt

    rip macho man. you were one of the great of wrestling

  • James

    RIP Macho Man

    Wrestlemania III vs. Ricky Steamboat will go down as the greatest match in wrestlemania history

  • Stevie P

    There goes part of my childhood.

  • scooter

    @Diesel while yes it’s a shame that all those people are no longer with us wishing death on anyone is truly disgusting!

  • Diesel

    Just read about it damn that sucks! Why is it that we lose all the honest & genuine people like Owen Hart, Curt Hennig, Davey Boy Smith, Eddy Guerrero and now Savage & yet pieces of trash like Hulk Hogan & substance abusers like Jeff Hardy are still alive??

  • muh boy

    he is too good for the wwe hall of fame

  • ##

    Almost in tears here… One of the best of all time now put him in that useless WWE HOF where he deserved to be years ago so this generations fans can recongnise a true talented WRESTLER who was entertaining!!! RIP Randy.

  • Hunter

    Devastated by this. One of my all time favourites- just wish we could have seen or heard from him a bit more in recent years.

  • OhYeaaaah

    RIP Macho Man. One of the great performers of my youth.

  • Jeff Winger

    RIP, Macho Man. You were one of the greatest. Too bad Vince never treated you with any ounce of respect.

  • In Grind We Crust

    RIP Macho Man, RIP

  • muh boy

    jesus this is fucking terrible. well i guess i will shove slim jims down my mouth and scream OOOOOOOOOOOOO YEAAAAAAAAAAH at the wall in his name