Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven by Brandon EastonA surprisingly touching narrative that reveals a new side to Andre The Giant Roussimoff. . . . With a voice and tone perfectly matched to Andres demeanor, Eastons writing brings Andre back to life. - Brutal Gamer Lion Forge Comics is proud to present this amazing story of a man who turned a curse into a blessing. Written by 2014 Eisner Award-nominee Brandon M. Easton with gorgeous artwork by Denis Medri, this unprecedented biography of Andre the Giant charts his earliest days on his familys farm, to his enormously successful runs in Japan, to his heated feuds with the biggest wrestling stars of all time, to his memorable turns in Hollywood TV and cinema and to his darkest moments caused by excessive substance abuse. Based on testimony from Andres friends and colleagues - including his daughter Robin - this is the story youve never been told about Andre the Giant Roussimoff.
He took a condition of gigantism, which made him grow to an incredible size, and he found a way to make it an advantage. At his biggest size, Andre wore size 22 shoes; was billed as being 7 feet, 4 inches; and his wrist size was equivalent to that of a gorilla. His full name was Andre Roussimoff. The reason for his immense size was a condition known as gigantism and then acromegaly. One symptom of acromegaly is that the body continues to produce growth hormones. Two years later, he made his television debut when he made a cameo in Symphorien , a French-Canadian show on Quebec television.
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Andre the Giant. But for those of us who are a tad bit older, we remember him looking crazy scary in those one-piece bathing suit getups in Wrestlemania and acting as Inconceivable! But Andre the Giant had a lot more interesting moments in pop culture history. To remember the larger-than-life star we asked big-time wrestling fan Brown to dive into his research and dig up some fascinating facts about Andre—from his little known wrestling secrets to how he rescued Cyndi Lauper sort of… Read on for more! He also appeared in the movie Conan The Destroyer.
Andre The Giant always wanted to see a show on Broadway, but never attended one because he was concerned about blocking the view of others. His father passed 12 days before. Andre The Giant once drank beers in a hotel bar, passed out in the lobby, and, because he was so large, no one could move him until he woke up. Perfect and The Ultimate Warrior. Andre the Giant drank 7, calories worth of booze every day. His hands were so large that one would entirely cover the top of her head. Andre wanted none of him and later apologized.
Andre the Giant was born on May 19, , in Grenoble, France. He suffered from acromegaly, or "giantism. Andre died in Roussimoff suffered from acromegaly, or "giantism," a endocrynological disorder that causes the body to secrete excessive amounts of growth hormones and produces continual growth, especially in the head, hands, and feet. He reportedly inherited the disease from his grandfather. One of five siblings, Roussimoff left his family's small farm at age fourteen. Valois, acting as his manager, set up a meeting with the wrestling promoter Vince McMahon, Sr.