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Heart Disease, Not The Car Accident, Killed 'Macho Man' Randy Savage

An update on the death in May of former pro wrestling superstar "Macho Man" Randy Savage:

Authorities have confirmed that it was heart disease, not the Seminole, Fla., car accident he was involved in at the time, that killed the 58-year-old Macho Man, the St. Petersburg Times reports:

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"Macho Man" Randy Savage in his prime.

"Macho Man" Randy Savage in his prime.

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"An autopsy by the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner's Office revealed that Savage had an enlarged heart with severe atherosclerosis of his coronary arteries and more than 90 percent blockage.

The cause of death was determined to be atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, or heart disease. The manner of death was determined to be natural."

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