DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Verne Troyer (aged 49)
Verne Jay Troyer (January 1, 1969 – April 21, 2018) was an American actor, comedian, and stunt performer best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers film series. He was notable for having been only 2 ft 8 in (81 cm) tall, the result of cartilage–hair hypoplasia; this made him one of the shortest men in the world.
DEATH: On April 21, 2018, Troyer died at the age of 49. No cause was immediately released. His death was reported as a possible suicide to the coroner, who found very high alcohol levels in his body, suggesting and later confirming alcohol poisoning as the cause. His death was later ruled a suicide. He was cremated and his ashes were inurned in a niche at Colon United Methodist Church Colombariam in Colon, St. Joseph County, Michigan.