'Macho Man' Randy Savage Killed in Car Accident

WWF wrestler has heart attack while driving
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 20, 2011 1:17 PM CDT
'Macho Man' Randy Savage and guest arrive at the premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios' 'Bolt' held at the El Capitan Theatre on November 17, 2008 in Hollywood, California.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – "Macho Man" Randy Savage, the WWF wrestler and Slim Jim spokesman, has died in a Tampa car accident, TMZ reports. The 58-year-old had a heart attack while driving, said his brother. The Jeep sped through oncoming traffic and struck a tree head-on, highway officials said. Savage died in the hospital; his wife, Lynn, who was also in the car, suffered minor injuries and was treated in a different hospital.

Savage joined the WWF in 1985, where he became known for his catchphrase: “Ohhh yeahhhh.” The following decade, he became Slim Jim’s spokesman, “virtually synonymous with the brand,” TMZ notes. Click for more on the accident.

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