Wrestler Randy Savage dies in car crash
It’s a sad day in the professional wrestling world, as family and friends mourn the death of Randy “Macho Man” Savage.
Florida Highway Patrol officials confirmed that the wrestler died after sustaining injuries in a crash today in Seminole, Fla. that caused his Jeep to cross a median and hit a tree head-on. TMZ reports that Savage suffered a heart attack behind the wheel, which caused him to lose control of the vehicle. A woman, thought to be his wife, was also in the vehicle with him and suffered minor injuries.
Wrestling fans and friends are grieving Savage, whose real last name was Poffo. The WWE released a statement about his death, calling him “one the greatest superstars of his time.”
“WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of … Randy Poffo, aka Randy “Macho Man” Savage. Poffo was under contract with WWE from 1985 to 1993 and held both the WWE and Intercontinental Championships. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends. We wish a speedy recovery to his wife Lynn. Poffo will be greatly missed by WWE and his fans.”
Fellow wrestler Hulk Hogan also grieved on Twitter writing, “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 & his spirit, I just pray that he’s happy and in a better place and we miss him.”