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Lanny Poffo Reveals Randy Savage Cause Of Death

Macho Man Randy Savage Dies In Car AccidentLanny Poffo, the brother of the late “Macho Man” Randy Savage told a television station in Florida that his family now knows the cause of Savage’s tragic death. The cause of death is not official, but Poffo’s explanation certainly makes a lot of sense.

Poffo told the Bright House Sports Network that Savage died from ventricular fibrillation (VF), which is a heart condition. According to the story, VF is an “abnormal” heart condition which can lead to sudden heart attacks.

Poffo said about the findings, “What it means to me is, it was a beautiful way to die. It’s quick, painless.”

I did a little research and found this interesting tidbit about the condition on a health related website. “Most people with VF have no history of heart disease. However, many have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetes.”

Poffo also called Savage’s wife a “hero.” Poffo describes in the interview how his sister-in-law grabbed the wheel and pulled Savage’s vehicle out of the way of an oncoming motorcycle. It is almost scary to think about how this accident would have turned out if Savage was driving alone.

For those of you who don’t know the details of Savage’s tragic car accident, here is what I wrote in my original blog about the report.

“TMZ reports…According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Savage was driving a 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he “veered across a concrete median … through oncoming traffic … and “collided head-on with a tree.” His wife Lynn was a passenger but survived with “minor injuries”. According to officials, both were wearing their seatbelts at the time. Police confirmed that alcohol was not a factor in the crash.”

The story should end any speculation about drugs and alcohol, not that there was much of any but without an official cause people were talking. I do think it is a very unfair for critics to lump Savage’s death into the pool of pro wrestlers who have died due to drugs and/or alcohol. I think there is a strong enough argument to make without skewing the statistics and dragging someone’s name into that dirty pool of mud that doesn’t deserve to be there.

Check out the entire video interview with Lanny Poffo and hear more about Randy Savage’s death here.

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Eric G.

Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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