Pro wrestling superstar Randy “Macho Man” Savage died after having a heart attack while driving his Jeep Wrangler, Fox News confirms.
The accident happened in Seminole, Fla.
A source tells Fox News that he “suffered a heart attack while driving and hit a tree.”
Lanny Poffo, Randy’s brother, told TMZ the accident happened Friday morning when Savage lost control of his vehicle.
Florida Highway Patrol said Savage leapt a concrete median, veered into oncoming traffic and smashed into a tree head on.
He died from his injuries at largo Medical Center.
Savage, 58, had just celebrated his first wedding anniversary with his wife Lynn. It was his second marriage. His first wife died of a drug overdose shortly after their divorce in 1992.
The wrestling world took to Twitter to grieve over the former wrestler.
“He had so much life in his eyes & in his spirit, I just pray that he’s happy and in a better place and we miss him,” Hulk Hogan posted on his Twitter account.
“RIP Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage – you were one of my childhood inspirations and heros. Strength, love and prayers to the Savage/Poffo family,” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said on Twitter.
“I lost a close friend today. If anybody in heaven is wondering who the cat in the ugly cowboy hat is it’s Randy. Love you Bro. Never another,” Kevin Nash tweeted.
Savage helped put WWF wrestling on the map in the 1980s and ’90s, becoming, along with Hulk Hogan, one of its biggest draws. His outrageous outfits and bellowing voice made him a fan favorite.