Andre the Giant’s Death: Cause, Place, Age, and More!

Andre the Giant

The wrestler Andre the Giant passed away at age 46, too young.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Wrestling icon who stood 7’4″ and weighed in at 525 lbs, and was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame. He was a WWF Champion and a WWF World Tag Team Champion, and due to his stature, people regarded him as The Eighth Wonder of the World.

Born with acromegaly, he worked as a woodworker and a farmer before going to Paris to learn professional wrestling.

Mike Graham and Dusty Rhodes confirmed that he once drank 156, 16-US-fluid-ounce beers in one sitting, and was henceforth dubbed the Greatest Drunk on Earth.

How did Andre the Giant die?

Heart Failure caused Andre the Giant's death in 1993.

The professional wrestler Andre Rene Roussimoff, a native of France who was known to fans as Andre the Giant, died this week, apparently of a heart attack. He was 46. The 7-foot-4-inch, 520-pound wrestler went to France two weeks ago to attend his father’s funeral, on the outskirts of Paris.

Information about the death of Andre the Giant
Cause of deathHeart Failure
Age of death46 years
BirthdayMay 19, 1946
Death dateJanuary 27, 1993
Place of deathParis, France
Place of burialN/A


"I know I have eaten more good food, drunk more beer and fine wine, had more friends, and seen more of the world than most men ever will."

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"I use what God gave me."

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"It's difficult wherever I go. They don't build anything for big people. They have everything for blind people, for cripple people, for some other people, but not for big people."

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"I am not supernatural. I'm just myself."

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"I like my opponents the way I like my steaks - in bunches."

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