Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Andre Arruda
Male 1983 - 2017

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  • Birth  1983 
    Gender  Male 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-369123 
    Died  28 Jan 2017 
    Person ID  I369123  Generations
    Last Modified  7 May 2018 

  • Notes 
    • 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.....

      Kitchener comic laughed at his disability . (2017). Therecord.com. Retrieved 31 January 2017, from http://www.therecord.com/news-story/7093701-kitchener-comic-laughed-at-his-disability/