Big Fish Actor Matthew McGrory Dies at 32

Big Fish Actor Matthew McGrory Dies at 32
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08/11/2005 AT 07:00 AM EDT

Super-sized basso profundo actor Matthew McGrory died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles of apparent natural causes, say police. He was 32.

The 7-foot-plus McGrory, a West Chester, Pa., native who had size 29 1/2 shoes, appeared on Howard Stern's radio show in the 1990s and graduated to a screen career, playing a gentle giant in director Tim Burton's 2003 Big Fish.

At the time of his death, he was working a biopic of wrestler-turned-actor Andre the Giant.

His other screen roles included that of a human Sasquatch in 2001's Bubble Boy, an alien in Men In Black II (2002) and Tiny in the Rob Zombie horror movies House of 1000 Corpses (2003) and its 2005 sequel, The Devil's Rejects.

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