Many wrestling fans will be in mourning today with the news that “Macho Man” Randy Savage dies in a car crash in Florida. The former world champion famous for his sunglasses and bandanas that he wore on the ring was 58.
Fox Sports are reporting that the Florida Highway Patrol said Savage was driving his Jeep Wrangler in Pinellas County, when it lost control and veered over the concrete divider. It crossed over the eastbound lanes and smashed into a tree. The crash happened about 9.25 in the morning.
It is also being reported that Savage might have suffered a ‘medical event’ before the car lost control. Further details were not revealed but officials were going to wait for the autopsy to find out for sure. A passenger in the Jeep was Barbara Poffo suffered minor injuries, and was the Macho Man’s wife.
Savage was signed up with WWE between 1985 and 1993 and held the WWE and Intercontinental Championships. He was famous for his fierce rivalries with the likes of Hulk Hogan who said “I just pray that he’s happy and in a better place and we miss him”.
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