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Randy Savage suffered a heart attack


WWE Professional wrestler Randy "Macho Man" Savage is seen in this undated publicity photograph. Savage died in a Florida car wreck on May 20, 2011 after suffering a heart attack behind the wheel, according to TMZ.com. (REUTERS/Courtesy of WWE)


Wrestler Randy Savage's bad heart caused him to crash his car and die, according to a medical examiner's report.

The fighter, dubbed Macho Man, died after losing control of his car in Tampa, Florida in May and smashing it into a tree.

Reports suggested he suffered a heart attack behind the wheel - and this has now been confirmed by the Pinellas County Medical Examiner.

Savage, real name Randall Mario Poffo, was 58 when he died.

His wife Lynn, who was a passenger in the car, escaped with minor injuries.

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