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Verne Troyer’s Death Officially Ruled A Suicide

verne_troyer_03_gettyNew details have emerged surrounding the death of Veryne Troyer. The film star, known by most for his role as Mini-Me in the iconic Austin Powers films, passed away earlier this year. On April 3, Troyer was rushed to hospital with suspected alcohol poisoning. Police and paramedics found him after a friend had called them

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New details have emerged surrounding the death of Veryne Troyer.

The film star, known by most for his role as Mini-Me in the iconic Austin Powers films, passed away earlier this year.

On April 3, Troyer was rushed to hospital with suspected alcohol poisoning. Police and paramedics found him after a friend had called them claiming he was ‘extremely upset, drunk and suicidal’.

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The LA County Coroner’s Office released an autopsy report Wednesday which said the actor had died of ‘sequelae of alcohol intoxication’, TMZ reports.

They determined alcohol abuse is what killed the late star.

Verne Troyer burst onto the movie scene with his roles in Baby’s Day Out and Jingle All The Way but before long the 2’8″ actor was appearing in cult classics such as Terry Gilliam’s Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas.

However he is best known for his roles in the Austin Powers films and of course his work alongside Keith Lemon.

In Mike Myers’ comedy spy classics, Troyer played Mini-Me, a one-eighth-size clone, of Powers’ arch enemy, Dr Evil.

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In The Spy Who Shagged Me, Mini-Me and Dr Evil work together in an attempt to destroy Powers by going back in time and trying to rid him of his famous libido but of course, things don’t go entirely to plan.

Our thoughts continue to go out to Troyer’s family.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677.

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Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies, Aged 65

paul allenPaul Allen, co-founder of technology giant Microsoft, has died aged 65.  Paul co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with Bill Gates and also owned the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. His family confirmed with Business Insider the 65-year-old died yesterday (October 15) after a battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Childhood friend and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates released

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Paul Allen, co-founder of technology giant Microsoft, has died aged 65. 

Paul co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with Bill Gates and also owned the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers.

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His family confirmed with Business Insider the 65-year-old died yesterday (October 15) after a battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Childhood friend and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates released a statement about Paul’s death, saying:

I am heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends, Paul Allen.

Personal computing would not have existed without him.

He deserved much more time, but his contributions to the world of technology and philanthropy will live on for generations to come.

Rest in peace.

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Lego Inspired Brick Bars Are Opening Across The UK

Lego Bar ALego never stops being fun, and there are few things in life more satisfying than applying the final brick to your multi-coloured masterpiece.

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Lego doesn’t stop being fun once you are all grown up and forced to wear a suit. Indeed, there are few things in adult life more satisfying than applying that final brick to your multi-coloured masterpiece.

And yet there is a distinct lack of Lego related activities at conventional adult gatherings. For those of who would much rather build a Millennium Falcon with our friends than strut about attempting to flirt, this is sad state of affairs indeed.

Fortunately for London and Manchester dwelling Lego heads, hope is on the horizon in the form of fun pop-up bars which will be sprouting up in both cities as of Spring 2019.

Consisting of a mind-boggling one million Lego blocks, each pop-up will be a whirlwind of fun; complete with dress up, ball pits and lots and lots of bricks…

Surrounded by nostalgia-inducing Lego sculptures at every turn, patrons will have the chance to play with Lego bricks to their hearts content.

Somewhat excitingly, there will be prizes for the best builders, so if you are in the professional building business yourself you should definitely pop on over and have a gander.

A local DJ – who will reportedly be a human being rather than just a giant Lego man – will entertain guests with non-stop tunes as they enjoy cocktails out of giant Lego bricks to wash down the brightest burgers you will ever see.

According to The Brick Bars website:

How long has it been since you pulled out your old building blocks, rounded up your friends and sat around creating and crafting castles, ships and whatever else you can imagine?

If you’ve been waiting for an excuse, or your parents have given away your once beloved blocks this new pop up Adult playground might be just what you’re looking for.

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Brick bars have previously been built all over the world; creating memorable moments for friends in cities such as Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Those who have visited one of these playful pop-ups have had plenty of constructive praise to share about their brickin’ good time.

One person reasoned:

Who doesn’t want to drink cocktails in a ball pit!

Another said:

What a fun afternoon from brick burgers to brick thrones! I nearly took my shoes off to get into the Lego pit but quickly realised it was a really unwise idea…

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Although there will be toys a plenty, this is very much a grown up playground and all under 18’s should be accompanied by a responsible (ish) adult.

It’s been far too long since I’ve had a legitimate excuse to play with Lego, and I personally cannot wait to build the night away with like-minded master builders. Now, pirate ship or castle? I just can’t decide…

Tickets will be available on a first come first served basis, and so it is advised you register your interest here to avoid disappointment.

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White Woman Who Stopped Black Man Entering His Own Building Is Fired

St Louis AA white woman in Missouri who stopped a black man from entering his own apartment block has now been fired from her job.

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A white woman in Missouri who stopped a black man from entering his own apartment block has now been fired from her job.

24-year-old D’Arreion Toles had been returning home from his job as CEO of Global Wealth Insights Corporation. However, his access to the Elder Shirt Lofts building in St. Louis was physically blocked by his neighbour, 32-year-old Hilary Brooke Thornton.

Ms Thornton, who was accompanied by a small dog, stood in the entrance way and repeatedly demanded to see proof that Mr Toles lived in the luxury apartment building; even asking which unit he lived in.

When he finally managed to push past him into the building, Ms Thornton followed him into the elevator and right up to his front door. A police officer then turned up at Mr Toles’ door approximately half an hour later, having been called by an ‘uncomfortable’ Ms Thornton.

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Mr Toles – who remained calm throughout the altercation – managed to film the incident, which he later shared to Facebook with the following message:

To Be A Black man in America, & Come home,

Women tries to stop me from coming into my building because she feels insecure,

Downtown St. Louis luxury loft, because she don’t feel that I belong, never really thought this would happen to me, but it did!

Then 30 mins later police knock on my door, because she called! I was shocked this is America in 2018!

The shocking confrontation has since gone viral, having been viewed over four million times, MailOnline reports.

Tribeca Luxury Apartments – who do not manage the apartment building in question – have since fired Ms. Thornton from her jobs as a realtor, making the following statement:

The Tribeca-STL family is a minority-owned company that consists of employees and residents from many racial backgrounds,

We are proud of this fact and do not and never will stand for racism or racial profiling at our company.

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Mr Toles later took to Facebook to thank those who had offered words of support:

I want to say thanks for all the love and support, it is really hitting me a little bit more now, but I most say I will turn this negative into a positive Future for the world I influence, & don’t bash the women just send her positive waves of energy, and let’s be great people this our world & this message is to everyone of all ages/ races/ colors/!

We only get one life so let’s make the most of it & be great, no time for negativity!

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Ms Thornton has become known on social media as ‘Apartment Patty’, the latest individual in a string of white women who have called the police on black men and boys without a legitimate reason.

On October 10, Teresa Klein – who has been nicknamed ‘Corner Store Caroline’ called 911 on a 9-year-old black boy she alleged he had touched her bottom at a Brooklyn deli. Surveillance footage showed the child’s bag had in fact just accidentally grazed her.

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