Friday, May 20, 2011

Macho Man Randy Savage Dead at 58

Professional wrestling fans are in shock today.

One of the greatest heroes of the sport has died.

TMZ is reporting that Macho Man Randy Savage was killed in a car accident around 9:30 this morning in Seminole Florida.

FHP says Savage was travelling in his vehicle when he had a heart attack, swerved across the center median, and crashed head on into a tree.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital near Tampa.

Cops say alcohol was not an issue and that Randy’s wife was also in the car and suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. Both were wearing their seat belts.

Macho Man Randy Savage wrestled for the WWF from 1985-1994 and the WCW from 1994-1999 and was known for his flamboyant costumes and feuds with fellow wrestlers Ric Flair and Jake "The Snake" Roberts.

In real life, Randy was known to be feuding with fellow WWF wrestler Hulk Hogan, and had just recently started speaking to the Hogan whose real name is Terry Bollea.

After learning of his death Hogan tweeted,

"I'm completely devastated, after over 10 years of not talking with Randy, we've finally started to talk and communicate. 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. We miss him a lot. I feel horrible about the ten years of having no communication. This was a tough one I just pray that Randy's happy and in a better place and we miss him”.

Savage was the celebrity spokesman for Slim Jim snack foods during the 1990’s, and was cast in the 2002 film Spider-Man as the wrestler Bonesaw McGraw.

He also made appearances on several TV shows including The Jeff Foxworthy Show, Nikki, Walker Texas Ranger, Mad About You, and Baywatch.

God speed Macho Man.

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