Verne Troyer, the diminutive actor who appeared as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, died Saturday at the age of 49.
The actor's family confirmed Troyer's death on Instagram. "It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today," the family wrote.
"Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked towards spreading that message everyday. He inspired people around the world with his drive, determination, and attitude."
While no cause of death was revealed, the family wrote of "recent time of adversary" the actor faced. "Verne was also a fighter when it came to his own battles," they wrote. "Over the years he’s struggled and won, struggled and won, struggled and fought some more, but unfortunately this time was too much… Depression and suicide are very serious issues. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside. Be kind to one another."
One of the world's shortest people – achondroplasia dwarfism caused Troyer to stop growing at 2'8" – Troyer initially entered show business as a stunt person; in 1993, he played the stunt double to the infant in Baby's Day Out.
Saturday, Apr 21st 2018 (2:31pm)
This can apply to believers also. If you're just hoping that by happenstance your little loved one is going to be a genius, the odds are long and the days are short.
Give the little bugger a head start. Here's one short of a dozen ideas to get them to a great thinking stage.
Thursday, Apr 19th 2018 (12:00am)
When Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, he tried to describe the difference between "surveillance and what we do." "The difference is extremely clear," a nervous-looking Zuckerberg said. "On Facebook, you have control over your information... the information we collect you can choose to have us not collect."
But not a single member of the committee pushed the billionaire CEO about surveillance companies who exploit the data on Facebook for profit. Forbes has uncovered one case that might shock them: over the last five years a secretive surveillance company founded by a former Israeli intelligence officer has been quietly building a massive facial recognition database consisting of faces acquired from the giant social network, YouTube and countless other websites. Privacy activists are suitably alarmed.
Tuesday, Apr 17th 2018 (12:02am)
'Full Metal Jacket' actor R. Lee Ermey dies at age 74.
R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine Corps drill instructor known to millions of moviegoers as the sadistic Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," died Sunday morning, according to his longtime manager. He was 74.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Bill Rogin said Ermey had died due to complications from pneumonia.
Sunday, Apr 15th 2018 (11:18pm)
Take a virtual tour of the Moon in all-new 4K resolution, thanks to data provided by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. As the visualization moves around the near side, far side, north and south poles, we highlight interesting features, sites, and information gathered on the lunar terrain.
Saturday, Apr 14th 2018 (12:00am)
Houses today come in many shapes and sizes, new and old, and in so many different styles it’s easy to get lost in the vast assortment. However, even with this great diversity in homes, there are still a few and one in particular will make your mouth drop.
Wednesday, Apr 11th 2018 (11:05pm)
Here are some things you probably didn't know about Griffith, either in his portrayals of a country sheriff, a wise and good natured lawyer, singer, or comedian.
Thursday, Apr 5th 2018 (10:47pm)
The incredibly talented musicians of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra perform amazing symphonic interpretations of soundtracks from a variety of films. The Orchestra often partners with Danish television to present three night themes such as “The Dual – Morricone draws first“, which included songs from westerns and gangster movies such as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, The Godfather and “Galaxymphony“, which included soundtracks from various space and sci-fi movies such as Blade Runner, Interstellar and for good measure, the entire Star Wars Suite.
Thursday, Apr 5th 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: Squid
An immune system-boosting cancer treatment that recently demonstrated astounding results in mice is now advancing to human testing.
Published less than two months ago in Science Translational Medicine, a study by Stanford University researchers showed that injection of two immune-stimulating agents directly into a tumor caused T-cells to recognize and destroy cancerous cells in both the local tumor as well as a distantly located secondary mass.
Wednesday, Apr 4th 2018 (2:15am)
Your most productive day of the week?
Nothing! Player's off!
Patriots Day (2016)
fuck ie | v3 ©2018 davelog