By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY
Wrestler Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage, the Slim Jim pitchman known for his raspy-voiced “Ohh yeah” catch phrase, died in a car accident today in Seminole, Fla., possibly after suffering a heart attack, WTSP reports.
TMZ, which broke the story, reported that Savage lost control of the Jeep because he had a heart attack.
The site quotes the Florida Highway Patrol as saying Savage was driving a Jeep Wrangler that veered out of control, jumped a concrete median and hit a tree.
It says the accident report indicates that he may have suffered a “medical event” before the crash, but that a final ruling would depend on the results of an autopy.
His 56-year-old wife Lynn was a passenger in the car and suffered minor injuries, according to the accident report.
Savage, whose real name was Randall Mario Poffo, began wrestling with the WWF in 1985.
Another wrestling superstar, Hulk Hogan, tweeted Friday: “I’m completely devastated, after over 10 years of not talking with Randy, we’ve finally started to talk and communicate.”
In another tweet, Hogan says “He had so much life in his eyes & his spirit, I just pray that he’s happy and in a better place and we miss him.”