EOTM is sad to report that ‘Macho Man,’ Randy Savage, was killed in a tragic car accident early this morning.
The wrestling legend died in Seminole, Florida after losing control of his car while suffering a heart attack, his brother tells TMZ. Lanny Poffo says his brother was behind the wheel around 10 AM when the accident occurred. He was 58.
The Florida Highway Patrol later told the website that Savage and his wife, Lynn, were driving their Jeep Wrangler when the car veered across a concrete median, rushed through oncoming traffic and “collided head-on with a tree.”
Savage was taken to Largo Medical Center where he died, and Lynn was rushed to a different hospital, but survived with minor injuries. According to officials, both were wearing their seat belts and alcohol is not suspected. An investigation is underway.
The couple had just celebrated their 1-year anniversary on May 10.
Wrestler and reality show star, Hulk Hogan, was hit especially hard with the news of the passing of his great friend and has went to twitter to express his sympathies.
The pair formed wrestling duo, “Mega Powers,” in the late 1980s, before Hogan booted Savage out of a 1989 Royal Rumble. The two wrestling greats squared off once again at WrestleMania V in which Hogan took home the World Title — decimating any chance for a “Mega Powers” reunion. Adding fuel to their already flammable relationship, it was also rumored that Hogan had an affair with Savage’s ex-wife, during their marriage as well as after their divorce.
“I’m completely devastated, after over 10 years of not talking with Randy, we’ve finally started to talk and communicate,” Hogan tweeted.
While behind the wheel of his Jeep Wrangler on Friday morning, Savage suffered a heart attack, causing him to lost control of his vehicle and ultimately collide head-on with a tree.
“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,” Hogan continued.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson also took to Twitter to express his condolences and to celebrate his childhood hero.
“RIP Randy “Macho Man” Savage – you were one of my childhood inspirations and heros. Strength, love and prayers to the Savage/Poffo family,” Johnson tweeted.
Professional wrestler, John Cena, also chimed in on the loss the wrestling great: “The untimely passing of randy savage is indeed tragic. All true fans of wrestling will mourn this loss. One of the all time greats,” he tweeted.