Wrestling legend “Macho Man” Randy Savage has died today after getting into a car accident!
The wrestler, also known by his birth name, Randall Mario Poffo, passed away after suffering a heart attack while behind the wheel of his car at 10AM this morning. According to his brother, Lanny Poffo, he lost control of his vehicle and passed away in Tampa, Florida.
Randy was only 58 years old. He was married twice and most recently celebrated his first year anniversary with his wife, Lynn.
RIP Randy Savage (11/15/52 – 5/20/11) You will be missed, brother!
From his Wikipedia page:
Savage was recognizable by wrestling fans for his distinctively deep and raspy voice, his ring attire (often comprising sunglasses, a bandana or head band, flashy robes, and a cowboy hat), intensity exhibited in and out of the ring, and his signature catch phrase (“Ooh yeah!”). WWE has said of Savage: “There has never been a Superstar more colorful than “Macho Man” Randy Savage. His style—perfectly punctuated by his entrance music, “Pomp and Circumstance”—has only been outshined by his performance in the ring.
Update via TMZ:
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.
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