"Macho Man" Randy Savage dead after heart attack turned car accident

TMZ has reported that legendary professional wrestler Randy Poffo, best known as worldwide superstar "Macho Man" Randy Savage, died this morning at 9:25 AM local time in Tampa, Florida. He was 58 years old. TMZ was given the news by his brother and fellow pro wrestler Lanny Poffo. Florida Highway Patrol told TMZ that Savage was driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler with his wife in the passenger seat when he suffered a heart attack and lost control of the vehicle. They went over the median and into incoming traffic before "colliding head-on with a tree." They were transported to Largo Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. His wife Lynn was sent to a different hospital and suffered minor injuries but physically will be fine. They were wearing their seatbelts and alcohol was not a factor.

More on this as it develops, including a look at how his career developed from being the most talented wrestler unable to get a job in a major company to one of the biggest stars in the history of professional wrestling.

Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

Update #1: WWE.com has now posted the news along with a great photo gallery memorializing him.  They've also linked to his WWE Alumni page, which has a variety of Savage videos linked after his biography in the "You May Also Like..." section.

Update #2: TMZ is reporting that a representive of Slim Jim, which Savage was the memorably the spokesperson for, told them that "We're saddened by the loss. Randy was a beloved ambassador for the Slim Jim brand for many years and will be greatly missed.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time."  TMZ later added that an autopsy will be performed tomorrow at the Pinellas County Medical Examiner's Office.  Diamond Dallas Page will be on their TMZ Live webcast in a few minutes 4:30 Eastern/1:30 Pacific to talk about Savage.  

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