Friday, May 20, 2011
RIP Randy Savage
May 20, 2011 01:11 PM ET
by Rich Juzwiak
Wrestling legend ‘Mach Man’ Randy Savage died Friday morning after a car accident in Tampa, Fla., TMZ.com reports. Savage's brother, Lanny Poffo, told the site that Savage suffered a heart attack behind the wheel and lost control of his vehicle. He was 58 years old.
Born Randall Mario Poffo, Savage had a phenomenal wrestling career that included 20 professional wrestling championships and seven world championships. He wrestled for World Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, but his legacy in the sport is defined by his work in World Wrestling Federation between 1985 and 1994.
A renaissance man of sorts, Savage's career extended outside of the ring. He appeared on TV shows and movies like "Spider~Man", and lent his voice to animated work like 2008's "Bolt". He released a rap album in 2003 titled Be a Man. Perhaps his most famous work outside the wrestling was a string of commercials for Slim Jim, which featured the catchphrase, "Snap into a Slim Jim, oooooh yeah!"
On May 10, 2010, Savage married his longtime girlfriend Lynn Payne. He had no children.
SAVAGE, Randy (Randall Mario Poffo)
Born: 11/15/1952, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.
Died: 5/20/2011, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.
Randy Savage's western - actor:
Walker, Texas Ranger (TV) - 1999 (Whitelaw Lundren)