After his death on May 20, 2011, authorities have now determined the cause of death of wrestling legend “Macho Man”Randy Savage, according to TMZ.com. They report that Savaged died of cardiovascular disease. Savage, whose real name is Randy Mario Poffo, suffered a serious “cardiac event” moments before crashing his vehicle into a tree in Seminole, Florida on May 20. Savage was taken to Largo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
An autopsy by the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner’s Office revealed Savage had an enlarged heart with severe atherosclerosis of his coronary arteries. He suffered only minor abrasions and bruising from the crash. The cause of death was determined to be Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease; the deadly “cardiac event” resulted from the condition.
Savage tested positive for alcohol and hydrocodone during the time of his death, but neither played a role in his passing. The results of the autopsy were released by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.