André the Giant

André the Giant

professional wrestler and actor
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André the Giant

André René Roussimoff (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993), best known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor.

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Full name at birth
Andre Rene Rousimoff
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Claim to fame
World Champion Pro Wrestler
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Date of birth
19 May 1946
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Place of birth
Grenoble, France
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Date of death
27 January 1993
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Age
46 (age at death)
Place of death
Paris, France
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Cause of death
Congestive Heart Failure
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Resting place
Roussimoff Family Ranch Grounds, Ellerbe, Richmond County, North Carolina, USA
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Wrestler/Actor
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7' 4" (224 cm)
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513 lbs (232.7 kg)
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  • Funeral services for WWE star "Luna" Vachon will take place at Andre the Giant's North Carolina ranch -- where his ashes were spread 17 years ago -- and TMZ has learned, Luna's ashes will be scattered at the same place. The reason -- we're told Andre was Luna's godfather ... and the two were extremely close. No word on when the scattering is taking place -- but according to sources, Luna's funeral Mass occurred yesterday ... and a private service is in the works today for friends and family. As TMZ first reported, Luna was found dead over a week ago in her Florida home ... where investigators discovered crushed oxycodone pills and a snorting straw.
  • Daughter is Robin Christiansen who was born in 1979. Her mother is Jean Christiansen of the Seattle, Washington area.
  • He is survived by his one daughter.
  • Burial: Roussimoff Family Ranch Grounds Ellerbe Richmond County North Carolina, USA Plot: His ashes are buried under his favorite garden in his North Carolina ranch.
  • # When travelling in the Northeastern U.S., he had a specially-equipped van that had a raised ceiling and an oversized couch in it. # He slept diagonally on a king-size bed.

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