Randy Savage Dead at 58, Ric Flair Reflects: He and I clashed in business, but outside of the ring we were great. May 23, 2011 11:15 am by Michael Bean The show business and wrestling world lost an iconic figure on Friday with the tragic death of Randy Macho Man Savage. Best known for his legendary performances in the Wrestlemania showdowns of the 80s and 90s, Savage (real name Poffo) suffered a massive heart attack while driving his car in Tampa, Florida. He was 58 years old. For those who may have never been interested in wrestling, you likely still know of Savages persona through his boisterous Snap into a Slim Jim! commercials. You might also be interested to learn that Savages first love was baseball, and that he spent a number of years in the minor leagues before giving up the dream and turning his attention to wrestling, a more financially promising pursuit that was rapidly growing in popularity. Several years would pass before Ric Flair, the man many consider to be the greatest wrestler ever, crossed paths with Savage and grew to know him in and out of the ring. But from the sound of it, the two men who captivated the wrestling world with their infamous clash at Wrestlemania VIII, developed a fairly close relationship over time.