Randy Savage, 57, pro wrestler and entertainer

Randy Mario Poffo, better known as Randy “Macho Man” Savage, a professional wrestling legend and media celebrity for more than 20 years, died at 57 on May 20 in a one-car accident in Florida.

Savage, whose father and brother also were pro wrestlers, was a top star in the wrestling world in the 1980s and 1990s, and built on that fame with product endorsements, videos, action figures, television and movie appearances, and even a rap recording.

As Randy Poffo, before wrestling, Savage played minor league baseball for five years in the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox farm systems. He had a career batting average of .254 with 16 home runs in 289 games. — jta