Report: Macho Man autopsy unveiled

Report: Macho Man autopsy unveiled

Published May. 23, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Authorities in Florida are awaiting the results of further tests after an autopsy on "Macho Man" Randy Savage was inconclusive, the Tampa Tribune reported Monday.

Savage, 58, died Friday morning near Tampa when he lost control of his Jeep Wrangler, crossed the median and slammed into a tree. He was pronounced dead at Largo Medical Center.

Savage's wife, Barbara Poffo, was a passenger in the vehicle and sustained minor injuries.

Bill Pellan, director of investigations for the Pinellas-Pasco (Counties) medical examiner's office said the autopsy "did not reveal any extensive trauma to him."


Pellan said it will take four to six weeks to complete toxicology and histology tests. A toxicology test looks for substances in the body at the time of death, while a histology test examines tissue for evidence of disease.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Friday that Savage, whose real name was Randy Poffo, "may have suffered a medical event" while behind the wheel.

Savage's brother, Lanny Poffo, said Friday the wrestling legend suffered a heart attack while driving.

Savage, known for his raspy voice and signature "Oh yeah," was one of wrestling's biggest stars through the mid-1980s and 1990s. He last wrestled in 2005.