André the Giant

  • BIO: André René Roussimoff was born in a small farming community in Grenoble, France to Boris and Marian Rouismoff. His parents and four siblings were all of normal size, but André suffered from acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone. As the Giant grew up (very quickly, as he reached the ...
  • Born: May 19, 1946 in Grenoble, Isère, France
  • Age: 72 Years
  • Died: January 27, 1993 in Paris, France  (heart failure)
  • Birth Name: André René Roussimoff
  • Nicknames: The 8th Wonder of the World The Giant The Gentle Giant The French Giant Québec Le Géant Ferré
  • Height: 2.24 m or 7ft 4.19in