Macho Man Randy Savage died today in Tampa, FLorida. He was only 58 years old. The wrestling legend suffered at heart attack while behind the wheel of his car and lost control, according to his brother Lanny Poffo.
Randall Mario Poffo better known by his ring name “Macho Man” Randy Savage, is a retired American professional wrestler, hip hop icon and actor best known for his time with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He also had a short run with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). Savage held twenty championships during his professional wrestling career and is a seven-time world champion: a two-time WWF Champion, four-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and one-time USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion. Also a one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, WWE has named Savage the greatest Intercontinental champion of all time and credited him for bringing “a higher level of credibility to the title through his amazing in-ring performances.”
Savage leaves behind his wife of 1 year, Lynn.
R.I.P. Randy Savage November 15, 1952 – May 20, 2011
UPDATE: The Florida Highway Patrol told TMZ that Savage was driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he veered across a concrete median, through oncoming traffic, and then “collided head-on with a tree.” Savage was taken to Largo Medical center, where he died.
Also, what makes this even more tragic, his wife, Lynn was in the car with him at the time and survived with minor injuries. My heart breaks for her.