World loses a wrestling superstar

Jun 24, 2011

Macho Man dies in tragic accident

In a shockingly tragic accident the Macho Man Randy Savage passed away last week, reminding people all over the world that it is never too early to purchase life insurance. The 58-year-old former World Wrestling Federation champion suffered a heart attack while driving his Jeep in Seminole, Florida, TMZ reports.

Savage lost control of the vehicle, veered across a concrete median and hit a tree head-on, the Florida Highway Patrol told the media outlet. Savage's wife Lynn was in the passenger seat, but suffered only minor injuries. The couple had celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary earlier this month and both were wearing their seat belts, according to the Associated Press.

The 1980s wrestling superstar was also known for his Slim Jim commercials and raspy voice, the AP reports. He wore sequined robes and colorful cowboy hats in the ring, along with bandanas and big sunglasses. He was known for his intense rivalries with Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair during his tenure with the WWF, now known as the WWE.

"He had so much life in his eyes and in his spirit, I just pray that he's happy and in a better place and we miss him," Hogan said in a release to the AP. 

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