Macho Man Randy Savage … one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time … died today in a car accident in Seminole, Florida today.
Lanny Poffo, Randy Savage’s brother, says “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, Randy Savage celebrated his 1-year anniversary with his new wife Lynn.
The Macho Man 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.
The Florida Highway Patrol said that the Macho Man was driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he swerved across a concrete median, made it 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 taken 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.