On Friday, May 20, wrestling legend Randy “Macho Man” Savage, a two-time champion known for his vibrant style, his “Oh Yeah” catch-phrase and his ad campaigns for Slim Jim, passed away in an auto accident in Florida. He was 58 years old.
Yahoo News and the Sun Sentinel reported that Savage, born Randy Mario Poffo, was near his home in Seminole, Florida when his vehicle lost control. Though an autopsy will likely be performed to determine the cause of the crash, Savage’s brother Lanny Poffo said that he suffered a heart attack while driving his Jeep Wrangler which went over a concrete median and into oncoming traffic before slamming into a tree. Both savage and his wife, Barbara Lynn Poffo, were wearing seatbelts.
Watch the video on the Macho Man’s tragic death from CBSNews:
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