Andre never married , although he was reportedly quite the ladies man, and he did have one daughter, Robin Christensen Roussimoff, who was born in 1979.
Throughout his wrestling career he was usually described as 7-foot-4, but the world of wrestling is prone to hyperbole. His French passport gave a height in meters that converts to just under 7-foot-2. Some believe Andre may have stood at 7 feet, or possibly up to three inches shorter than that.
Born André René Roussimoff, the late athlete and actor who died at the age of 46 in 1993, was afflicted with acromegaly , a disorder in which the pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone.
He was, quite literally, too big for his heart. Thanks to his international appeal, Roussimoff amassed a hefty fortune of $10 million , according to Celebrity Net Worth.
He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Big Show . Wight began his career in 1994. In 1995, he signed with World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where thanks to his very large frame he was known by the ring name The Giant , initially introduced as “the son of André the Giant “.
29. Big Love. In his will, André the Giant left his entire estate to his daughter, Robin Christensen Roussimoff. The little girl who had grown up rarely seeing her father, who he had tried to shield from the dark side of the spotlight, became his sole benefactor.
Early life At birth André weighed 13 pounds (6 kg) and as a child he displayed symptoms of gigantism very early, noted as being “a good head taller than other the kids” and with abnormally long hands. By the time he was age 12, André stood 191 cm ( 6 ft 3 in ).
Andre the Giant
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Usually acromegaly is not inherited . Very rarely, acromegaly is inherited in either a condition called ‘familial isolated pituitary adenoma’ or as part of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN; see the article on MEN1 for further information).
A Hungry Giant According to his friend Tim White, if Andre wanted to put on a show, he would go into a restaurant and eat as many as 12 steaks and 15 lobsters in one sitting!
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