Randy “Macho Man” Savage, the flamboyant Slim Jim-chomping, sunglasses-sporting wrestler who grappled with the likes of Hulk Hogan, Jesse Venture, Andre the Giant and Rowdy Roddy Piper while collecting scores of WWE championships during his ’80s heyday, died Friday in a car accident. He was 58……..
Hip Hop and wrestling may seem like distant cousins but both have been very influential with young people and brought people together across all barriers of race, gender, religion or creed. One of it’s brightest stars has died, Macho Man Randy Savage… Savage was driving in Tampa this morning at around 10 a.m. when he apparently suffered a heart attack behind the wheel and lost control of his vehicle, according to officials.
A spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol tells E! News that the pro grappler’s 2009 Jeep Wrangler ended up barreling over a concrete median into oncoming traffic lanes before it “collided head-on with a tree.”
According to the FHP, Savage’s wife, Lynn, was also in the vehicle and both were wearing their seatbelts. Randy was taken to nearby Largo Medical Center where he died; Lynn sustained “minor injuries” but was expected to make a full recovery.
Authorities added that alcohol was not involved in the crash, citing “a medical event” as a possible cause. An investigation has been launched into the crash, and an autopsy is scheduled for Saturday. Read More
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