Auction to Sell Andre The Giant’s NC Estate

Auction to Sell Andre The Giant's NC Estate (Image 1)
Auction to Sell Andre The Giant's NC Estate (Image 1)

After he stepped out of the ring, Andre the Giant retired to a 46-acre estate in North Carolina.

Now, 20 years after his death, an auction scheduled for Saturday hopes to attract bidders for the land that was the last home for the 7-foot-4, 500-pound wrestler. The ranch is in Ellerbe, 90 miles southwest of Raleigh.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports ( that for the last decade of his life, Andre Roussimoff tooled around rural Richmond County on a three-wheeler, raising Texas longhorns and partying in the woods with his friends.

The land to be auctioned includes a pair of streams, a barbecue house and a workshop. It will be divided into two tracts for the auction. Another portion of Andre’s original land sold shortly after his death.

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