Randy “Macho Man” Savage, who died Friday at age 58, is being remembered not only as a WWF superstar, but also as a pitch man for Slim Jim.
And Slim Jim itself is weighing in on the loss of the Macho Man.
“We’re saddened by the loss,” the Slim Jim company said in a statement to TMZ. “Randy was a beloved ambassador for the Slim Jim brand for many years and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.”
Savage was killed after suffering a heart attack while driving Friday morning in Florida. Before he became a professional wrestler, Savage (real name: Randy Poffo) was a graduate of Downers Grove North High School in suburban Chicago and was a minor league baseball player.
In the ring, Savage is remembered as both an opponent and tag team partner of Hulk Hogan, as a flamboyant performer who came out to “Pomp and Circumstance,” and as a skillful wrestler.
Most wrestling fans knew that Savage was married in real life to his manager, Miss Elizabeth, who died in 2003. Savage was also the brother of “Leaping” Lanny Poffo.