Heart disease killed Randy 'Macho Man' Savage, not the car crash

File photo: Pro wrestler Randy 'Macho Man' Savage arrives at the premiere of the film 'Spider-Man' April 29, 2002 in Los Angeles.
File photo: Pro wrestler Randy 'Macho Man' Savage arrives at the premiere of the film 'Spider-Man' April 29, 2002 in Los Angeles. Vince Bucci/Getty Images

An autopsy has confirmed the cause of death. The 58-year-old former professional wrestling superstar had severe atherosclerosis of his coronary arteries.

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:

"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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