Shrek or Maurice

shrek3The comic hero most of us knew by the name of “Shrek” was actually a professional wrestler. Born in 1903 in France, the father of this wrestler was a railway engineer and his mother was one of the famous language professors of her time

Maurice lost his father at a very young age. He was called Angel because of his face resembling an angel as a child.

In 1917, Maurice and his mother left Russia during the Revolution and emigrated to France. Maurice became one of the biggest wrestling star in 1940. Apart from looking very different he was also very entertaining.

At the age of 20, he suffered from a disease called Acromegaly. His bones were growing enormously because of the disease.  Due to the deformation of his look with his bones growing he has become shrek-like person

Maurice Tillet, nicknamed “Angel,” died of heart disease in 1951.