Iconic wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage, who served as an inspiration to thousands during his impressive 30-year career, died from injuries sustained in a Florida car accident this morning, according to TMZ. Savage and wife Lynn, who survived the crash, were traveling in their 2009 Jeep Wrangler when the wrestler and Slim Jim spokesman suffered a heart attack and collided with a tree. He was 58.
Celebrities were shocked to hear the news and flocked to Twitter to pay their respects. Here's a look at some of their tributes to and memories of the popular performer.
TMZ's Harvey Levin wrote "This is horrible news. I was a big fan of the Macho Man.... he was as fun as they got and what a huge personality."
Carson Daly: "RIP randy macho man savage. Had a heart attack while driving today. He was 58. My childhood hero."
"Macho man Randy Savage was my favorite when I was a kid. R.I.P." - Benji Madden
John Cena Tweeted "CeNation. The untimely passing of randy savage is indeed tragic. All true fans of wrestling will mourn this loss. One of the all time greats"
Hayley Williams: "Rest in peace, Macho Man :("
Colin Quinn may have left out an important word, but his sentiment is obvious: "I will Macho Man Savage. He struck a blow against corporate power before anybody when he beat down Ted DiBiase the million dollar man."
Jamey Jasta: "Macho Man died?! Bummer. True wrestling legend right there! In the dictionary under the word "Intensity" it should show a photo of him! RIP!"
"It deeply saddens me that one of wrestlings greats has passed. Randy "Macho Man" Savage was a favorite of mine n the 80's. May he R.I.P" - Chad Ochocinco
Pro Wrestler and "DWTS" season 12 contestant Chris Jericho: "Randy Savage was a true influence and inspiration to me and taught me some very important lessons,in and out of the ring. Rest in peace Mach"
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