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“Macho Man” Randy Savage dies in car accident


Its true - Randy savage, the Macho Man, king of the flying elbow drop, legendary Slim Jim spokesman, died in a car accident in Tampa, Florida on Friday (1). He was 58. 

“According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Savage (legal name Randy Mario Poffo) was driving his Jeep Wrangler when he veered across a concrete median, through oncoming traffic, and "collided head-on with a tree" around 9:25 a.m. He was transported to Largo Medical Center, where he died. Savage's wife of one year, Lynn, was a passenger but sustained only minor injuries, according to TMZ. The police report noted that both Poffo and his wife were wearing seatbelts.”

“Savage's brother, Lanny Poffo told TMZ that the wrestler suffered a heart attack while he was driving and then lost control of the vehicle. The website also reported that doctors are scheduled to perform an autopsy on Saturday, May 21.”

“Frequent ring opponent Hulk Hogan tweeted: 

"I'm completely devastated, after over 10 years of not talking with Randy, we've finally started to talk and communicate. He had so much life in his eyes & in his spirit, I just pray that he's happy and in a better place and we miss him."

Savage’s cause of death is still pending. Toxicology results could take 4-6 weeks to be completed. 

In the meantime, take a deeper look into a lesser-known side of the Macho Man by listening to his 2003 hip-hop release, “Be a Man”:

RIP Randy. 




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