On This Day in 1993: André the Giant Passed Away

Andre the Giant (top) with Mandy Patinkin and Wallace Shawn

André René Roussimoff, known worldwide as wrestling’s Andre the Giant, died in his sleep today in 1993, at the age of 46, from congestive heart failure. He played a lovable character named Fezzik in one of my most favorite films of all time, “The Princess Bride” (shown in picture above with co-stars Mandy Patinkin, who played Iñigo Montoya, and Wallace Shawn, who played the wily Sicilian, Vizzini). The funniest moment of many was when he uttered a memorable line in the following exchange involving the three characters above:

Iñigo Montoya: That Vizzini, he can *fuss*.
Fezzik: Fuss, fuss… I think he like to scream at *us*.
Iñigo Montoya: Probably he means no *harm*.
Fezzik: He’s really very short on *charm*.
Iñigo Montoya: You have a great gift for rhyme.
Fezzik: Yes, yes, some of the time.
Vizzini: Enough of that.
Iñigo Montoya: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?
Fezzik: If there are, we all be dead.
Vizzini: No more rhyming now, I mean it.
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?

Bwahahahaha! (Okay, you had to be there…) Ah, Mr. Roussimoff, you are missed.


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