Pro wrestling legend Randy Poffo, aka “Macho Man” Randy Savage, died today in a car accident in Tampa, Florida. He was 58 years old.
According to TMZ.com, “Savage was driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he veered across a concrete median through oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a tree.”
The site reported that Savage was transported to Largo Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. His wife Lynn, with whom he shared his one-year wedding anniversary earlier this month, was also in the car with Savage but survived with minor injuries. She was transported to a different local hospital, where she was treated.
Officials told TMZ that both Randy and Lynn were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident, and alcohol was NOT a factor. An investigation into the accident is underway.
Several fighters took to their Twitters to react to today’s news, you can check out some of the comments below:
Rich Franklin: “RIP macho man!!!!”
Tito Ortiz: “Rip. I’ve been a big fan! Oooooh yaaaaa!”
BJ Penn: “Rest in Peace to Macho Man Randy Savage. One of my biggest inspirations. God Bless
“You will be missed very much… OOOOOOOOH!! YEAHHHH!!! REST IN PEACE BROTHER!!!!!
“THE MEGA POWERS BABY!!! FOREVER!!!!
“Remembering all the great memories…. I was just a little boy when The Macho Man was doing his thing…. I miss you man.”
Shane Carwin: “RIP Randy Macho Man Savage! We are going to SOOOOOOOOOO MISSSSS YOUUUUUUUU…… He was a great Entertainer!
“We should all go get a slim jim in his honor. He never got the same credit as Hulk but he helped make that era what it was. RIP”
Jason “Mayhem” Miller: “Damn. I knew this day would come. I have some giant shoes to fill, but I will do my best. RIP Macho Man. You will be missed.”
Aaron Simpson: “Just saw that The Macho man Randy Savage just died in a car accident. Used to love that guy.”
Josh Barnett: “RIP peace ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage. You are a legend and I loved watching you wrestle. Oh yeah!”
André Winner: “@Fighterstrength: S–t. Macho man randy savage is dead !!’Noooooo,only until I got older did I really appreciate how good macho man was”
Brian Bowles: “Macho man died today that’s sucks he was one of my favorites”
Kyle Kingsbury: “Im seriously pretty choked up my fav prowrestler of all time died today. RIP Macho Man Randy Savage. Many great memories. #youwillbemissed”