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Andre Rene Roussimoff

French: André René
Also Known As: "Andre the Giant"
Birthplace: Coulommiers, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Death: January 28, 1993 (46)
Paris 8e Arrondissement, Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France (Congestive heart failure)
Immediate Family:

Son of Boris Roussimoff and Mariann Roussimoff
Ex-partner of Jean Christensen
Father of Private

Occupation: Wrestler
Managed by: Private User
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Immediate Family

About Andre the Giant

André René Roussimoff (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993), best known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor. He most famously feuded with Hulk Hogan, culminating at WrestleMania III, and his best-remembered film role was that of Fezzik, the giant in The Princess Bride. His size was a result of gigantism caused by excess growth hormone, which later resulted in acromegaly. It also led to him being called "The Eighth Wonder of the World".

In the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now known as WWE), André was a one-time WWF champion and a one-time WWF tag team champion. In 1993, André was the inaugural inductee into the WWF Hall of Fame. The WWE have also named him the second greatest big man in wrestling history, ranking him just behind The Undertaker.

Cause of death: Wikipedia - André the Giant Died in his sleep of congestive heart failure.

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Andre the Giant's Timeline

May 19, 1946
Coulommiers, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
January 28, 1993
Age 46
Paris 8e Arrondissement, Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France