Macho Man Savage Was Dead Before Car Crash

Autopsy reveals heart disease killed him
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2011 11:22 AM CDT
In this 1989 file photo, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, top, has challenger Hulk Hogan in a headlock.   (AP Photo/B. Vartan Boyajian, File)
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(Newser) – The autopsy results are in for Randy "Macho Man" Savage, and they confirm that he was done in by heart disease, not his car accident. The 58-year-old pro wrestling icon had an enlarged heart and severe blockage of his arteries, reports the Tampa Tribune. The injuries from the crash on May 20 in Florida were relatively minor.

"He had sustained no trauma from that crash," says an official with the local medical examiner's office. "The crash had nothing to do with his death. He just happened to be driving when he had a cardiovascular event."

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