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WWE's 'Macho Man' dies

2011-05-23 08:29
Randy "Macho Man" Savage (File)
Florida - "Macho Man" Randy Savage, a professional wrestler who became a fan favourite thanks to his outlandish outfits and trademark catchphrase, has died.

VIDEO: RIP Randy "Macho Man" Savage

According to the Yahoo! Sports website, the 58-year-old Savage reportedly suffered a heart attack while driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler in Tampa, Florida, and careened across lanes of oncoming traffic before colliding head-on with a tree. He died later at a local hospital.

Savage's wife Lynn, who was sitting in the passenger seat, escaped with only minor injuries. Both passengers were wearing seatbelts and the police do not believe alcohol was a factor.

World Wrestling Entertainment released an official statement.

"WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of one of the greatest Superstars of his time, Randy Poffo, aka Randy "Macho Man" Savage.

One of Macho Man's biggest rivals was Hulk Hogan. Hogan said he and Savage had just started talking again after 10 years.

"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," Hogan wrote.

 

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