André became a genuine media celebrity and the subject of much gossip as well as numerous book, films and interviews. If André were alive today, we have no doubt he would have his own show on cable and wold be a frequent guest on Nightline whenever the subject at hand had anything to do with the coast of Maine or fish or New England celebrities. The closest thing we have these days to André would be the famed horror writer Steven King of Bangor. But he refuses to catch a fish in midair while clapping his hands on cue. They just don't make celebrities like André anymore.