Matthew McGrory, Karl in ‘Big Fish,’ dead at 32
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matthew McGrory, the deep-voiced 7-foot-plus actor who moved from appearances on Howard Stern’s radio show to a high-profile role as a gentle giant in Big Fish, has died. He was 32.
Matthew McGrory played gentle giant, Karl, in Tim Burton’s 2003 movie, Big Fish. He also had roles in Bubble Boy and Men In Black II.
McGrory died Tuesday at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, said director Drew Sky, who was working with him on his current movie, a biopic of wrestler-turned-actor Andre the Giant.
Paramedics determined he died of apparent natural causes, police said in a statement.