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Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage Died From Heart Attack, Not Crash

The WWF legend passed away May 20 from natural causes

Professional wrestling giant Randy "Macho Man" Savage died of the heart attack that caused his May 20 automobile accident near Saint Petersburg, Florida, not from the accident itself, Reuters reports.

Also read: 'Macho Man' Randy Savage Dies in Car Accident

The one-time Slim Jim spokesman and highly personable WWF titan, whose legal name was Randy Poffo, suffered the fatal heart attack while behind the wheel of his Jeep Wrangler in Seminole. The vehicle then crashed into a tree.

The St. Petersburg medical examiner's office conducted an autopsy and concluded that he received only minor cuts and bruises as a result of the accident. They also discovered that he had an enlarged heart and hardened coronary arteries.

The medical examiner concluded that Savage died of natural causes.

The wrestling community and Savage's many fans mourned the flamboyant 58-year-old's untimely death.

Among the notable comments on his passing, Hulk Hogan tweeted that he was "completely devastated" by the loss, while popular ESPN columist Bill Simmons wrote a heartfelt homage to the fallen purveyor of the 1980s catchphrase "Oooh, yeah!"

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