Flavorwire gets to the bottom of “Whatever Happened to Andre the Giant,” a question we have all been asking. Although Andre René Roussimoff is most often referenced in Shepard Fairey‘s Obey Giant sticker campaign, there’s much more history behind the Princess Bride actor:
“The strain that his massive size and weight (a rumored 7′4″ and 520 lbs.) was putting on his joints made his life a painful one in and out of the ring. There’s also some more wrestling drama involving Jake “The Snake” Roberts (a guy who would always bring snakes into the ring because they scared Andre) and a much younger wrestler, The Ultimate Warrior, who kicked his ass.” -Caroline Stanley.
read the full investigation at Flavorwire.