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- Kitchener comic laughed at his disability
Waterloo Region Record By Greg Mercer
KITCHENER — Andre Arruda had already stopped growing by the time he was in grade school. But his determination to laugh at his disability never ended.
The Kitchener-raised comic, who died Saturday after a lifelong struggle with Morquio syndrome, made a career out of poking fun at his rare genetic disorder while advocating for those with disabilities. Standing just three-foot-four, he was a rare sight among Canadian comics, and his death is being mourned by comedians and fans across the country.
His work included appearances in "American Pie: The Naked Mile" and "Kenny vs. Spenny," but it was his standup and sketches that skewered his condition that made the most people laugh.....
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