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A savage end to Randy Savage

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Randy Savage, known as the 'Macho Man' of the wrestling world, died in a car accident today.

The 58-year-old WWE star "was reportedly driving his Jeep Wrangler in Florida when it veered off the highway," writes the National Post.

He experienced a heart attack, lost control of the wheel and "collided head-on with a tree," reports a spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol in TMZ.

The wrestling legend's wife, who was with him at the time of the crash,  walked away with minor injuries. The couple had recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary.

"Officials present at the scene of the collision have confirmed both Randy and Lynn were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the incident and alcohol was not a factor in the collision," states Showbiz News.

While the full investigation is now underway, his fellow wrestlers mourn the loss:

"RIP Randy "Macho Man" Savage - you were one of my childhood inspirations and heros. Strength, love and prayers to the Savage/Poffo family," tweeted Dwayne Johnson (The Rock).

"CeNation. The untimely passing of randy savage is indeed tragic. All true fans of wrestling will mourn this loss. One of the all time greats," said John Cena.

Mark William Calaway (The Undertaker) decided to share "an epic moment in honor of a truly brilliant performer. Rest in peace Randy" with the world, tweeting:

"Update: Featured Video: Undertaker Rescues Randy Savage & Elizabeth http://www.phenomforever.com/?p=8543."

"That breaks my heart," said VO's Duncan McGregor.

"He was one of my childhood heroes.  It's like Elvis Presley died."

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