By: Rob Adams - Staff Writer
Published: May 21, 2021

World Heavyweight Macho Man Randy Savage Dies In Florida

Macho Man Randy SavageMacho Man Randy Savage died on a Florida highway after having a heart attack. Savage was taken to Largo Medical center, where he died from his injuries. His death was later confirmed by his brother, Lanny Poffo.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Savage was driving a 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he “veered across a concrete median … through oncoming traffic … and collided head-on with a tree.”

His wife Lynn Payne was a passenger but survived with “minor injuries”. They were just married a little over a year ago on May 10, 2010. According to officials, both were wearing their seat belts at the time.

Savage held twenty championships during his professional wrestling career and is a seven-time world champion: a two-time WWF Champion, four-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and one-time USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion.

In addition he was a one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion. WWE has named Savage the greatest Intercontinental champion of all time and credited him for bringing “a higher level of credibility to the title through his amazing in-ring performances.” Aside from championships, Savage is the 1987 WWF King of the Ring and the 1995 WCW World War 3 winner.

For much of his tenures in the WWF and WCW, he was managed by his real life wife, “Miss Elizabeth” Hulette.


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