Former WWE Superstars remember Andre the Giant

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January 31, 2013

Andre the Giant, the single greatest attraction sports-entertainment has ever known, died 20 years ago on Jan. 27, 1993, in a hotel room in Paris. He had traveled home to France to attend the funeral of his father when he passed away in his sleep from heart failure at age 46. It was a surprisingly young age for a man who seemed to be indestructible. The giant — as his name would suggest — lived a life large enough for 10 men. And the passion with which he ate, drank and enjoyed his fortune has become the stuff of urban legend. (THE TRUTH BEHIND SIX ANDRE LEGENDS)

Andre may be gone, but his presence still looms large in the minds of the men who knew him, the Superstars who grew up admiring him and even in the WWE offices where a pair of the giant’s tattered boots — as big as phonebooks — are displayed prominently in a glass case on the second floor. In memory of Andre’s passing, WWE Classics spoke with WWE Hall of Famers “The Magnificent” Don Muraco, Sgt. Slaughter and others who shared locker rooms with him to hear the unbelievably true stories of sports-entertainment’s largest personality. (NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN ANDRE PHOTOS | WATCH RARE MATCHES)

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