‘Macho Man’ Savage Died From Heart Disease

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A medical examiner says something went wrong with professional wrestler “Macho Man” Randy Savage’s heart before he crashed his car and declared the cause of death as heart disease.

The autopsy released Thursday reveals that 58-year-old Randy Poffo, known professionally as Randy Savage, had an enlarged heart with severe blocking of his coronary arteries. With only minor injuries from the crash, the Tampa Bay area medical examiner determined the cause of death to be heart disease.

Authorities say Savage was driving in Pinellas County May 20 when he lost consciousness and crashed into a tree. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Toxicology results showed small traces of alcohol and hydrocodone in Poffo’s system, but officials say the amounts wouldn’t have factored into the crash.

© 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • http://travel2chicago.us/chicago-news-stories-forjun-30-2011/ Chicago News Stories for Jun 30 2011 : Travel tips, hotels, restaurants, jobs and news | Travel 2 Chicago

    […] To Enter Second PhaseThe second phase of reconstruction of Wacker Drive will begin next week.‘Macho Man’ Savage Died From Heart DiseaseA medical examiner says something went wrong with professional wrestler “Macho Man” […]

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Weather Reports Delivered To You!SIGN UP NOW: Get daily weather reports every morning from meteorologist Steve Baskerville!
CBS Sports Radio RoundupGet your latest sports talk from across the country.

Listen Live