Roussimoff, André 'The Giant' b. May 19, 1946 d. January 27, 1993 Professional Wrestler, Actor. One of the largest athletes to participate in any sport, at his peak, he stood 7' 4" tall and weighed over 500 pounds. He was the first wrestler to gain national fame and was largely responsible for the immense popularity of wrestling in the 1970s and 1980s. Born in the village of Grenoble, France, he suffered from acromegaly, a disease that results in an over abundance of growth hormones. Also known as Gigantism, this disease caused Andre's body to continue...[Read More] (Bio by: Art & Tracy) Cause of death: Congestive heart failure Roussimoff Family Ranch Grounds, Ellerbe, Richmond County, North Carolina, USA Plot: His ashes are buried under his favorite garden in his North Carolina ranch.