For non-wrestling fans, Andre was also an actor and is likely best known for his role as the lovable enforcer Fezzik in Rob Reiner's classic The Princess Bride. Andre died in 1993 at 46.
Now, latex artist SikRik has completed an Andre the Giant Limited Edition Latex Mask project in tribute to the big man. "As a kid I gravitated toward Andre initially because of his size, but later became intrigued with his demeanor," says SikRik. "He just seemed like a great guy, a gentle giant. I guess I'm no different from any of his fans. I think the world fell in love with the Gentle Giant."