Thursday, 25 August 2011

andre the giant

l am not a fan of wrestling, especially the USA version of, but l am a fan of drink and characters, and old Andre The Giant (real name Andre Rene Rousimoff) certainly was one of those.
He became famous as a wrestler, (especially his bouts with Hulk Hogan in the 1980's), but was also a huge (in more ways than one) drinker.
Over 100 bottles of beer in six hours? Two bottles of vodka to 'feel warm'? That my friends, is drinking.
Because of his condition (acromegaly), he did not expect to live very long, so he enjoyed life to the full until his death in 1993 (aged 46).
There's a great article about him here.
As l said before, a drinker and a character.

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