‘Macho Man’ Savage killed in car crash

The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) fighter, also known as Macho Man, was driving in Tampa with his wife Lynn on Friday (20May11) when he suffered a heart attack at the wheel. He lost control of the vehicle and smashed into a tree.

Savage was admitted to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead. His wife, who was in the passenger’s seat, escaped with only minor injuries, according to TMZ.com.

Professional wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has led the tributes to the late star, real name Randall Mario Poffo.

Taking to his Twitter.com account, Johnson writes, “RIP Randy “Macho Man” Savage – you were one of my childhood inspirations and heros (sic). Strength, love and prayers to the Savage/Poffo family.”

An investigation into the accident has been launched by Florida police.