RIP: Macho Man Randy Savage Dead at 58

Tragic accident claims the life of one of Wrestling's most colorful - and kindhearted - personalities.  

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud


Wrestling legend "Macho Man" Randy Savage died early Friday morning in Tampa, Florida. The superstar athlete and actor suffered a heart attack while driving and lost control of his car, his brother tells TMZ. Lanny Poffo claims his brother was behind the wheel around 10 AM when the accident occurred. He was 58.


The Florida Highway Patrol said that Savage and his wife, Lynn, were in their Jeep Wrangler on the highway when the car veered across a concrete median, rushed through oncoming traffic and "collided head-on with a tree."


Savage was taken to Largo Medical Center where he died, and Lynn was rushed to a different hospital, but has only minor injuries. According to officials, Randy and Lynn were both wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident and alcohol was not a factor.  


An investigation into the accident is underway. 


The wrestler, known to millions of fans for his "Ooooooh Yeaahhhh" catchphrase, his outrageously flashy outfits and larger than life personality, earned a name for himself in wrestling in the early 1970s while at the same time playing minor league baseball under his given name Randall Poffo. In 1985 he signed up with Vince McMahaon's World Wrestling Federation and quickly became one of the league's most popular figures. 


I don't think I'll ever be able to snap into a Slim-Jim again.