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Verne Troyer is dead

Posted: April 21st, 2018, 4:51 pm
by 16times
Perennial convention guest Verne Troyer has died, after apparently being on life support for the past several days. He has always struggled with alcohol and I think that's what put him in the hospital.

When I met him at Chiller this past October, I was amazed how truly tiny he was. I was also impressed by his savvy....the guy took credit cards at his table. I'm glad I met him then, because that was going to be my last chance.

RIP to Mini Me.
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Re: Verne Troyer is dead

Posted: April 22nd, 2018, 4:05 pm
by class316
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Re: Verne Troyer is dead

Posted: April 22nd, 2018, 4:20 pm
by Greg2600
Very sad to hear.

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Re: Verne Troyer is dead

Posted: April 22nd, 2018, 5:25 pm
by class316
Incidentally, he was my first ever celebrity photo op.

Re: Verne Troyer is dead

Posted: April 22nd, 2018, 8:09 pm
by Jason1980s
class316 wrote:
April 22nd, 2018, 5:25 pm
Incidentally, he was my first ever celebrity photo op.
When and where did you get him?

I met him at 2003 World of Wheels but either the photo never took or I've lost it as I remember shaking his hand in the photo but I cant find it.
Next year 2004 was R. Lee Ermey. Both really nice guys.

Re: Verne Troyer is dead

Posted: April 22nd, 2018, 8:14 pm
by class316
Jason1980s wrote:
April 22nd, 2018, 8:09 pm


When and where did you get him?

I met him at 2003 World of Wheels but either the photo never took or I've lost it as I remember shaking his hand in the photo but I cant find it.
Next year 2004 was R. Lee Ermey. Both really nice guys.
I got him once at the auto show in 2003 (may have been World of Wheels I don't recall) and the second time at the airport coming in to guest host Monday Night RAW (as shown in the photo)

Re: Verne Troyer is dead

Posted: April 23rd, 2018, 8:32 am
by ICW
He actually had a paid appearance at a college bar right across the street from Hofstra around Halloween 2009. I didn't get a chance to meet him but I know a lot of people who got photo ops with him from that night.

I was a big fan of his work in Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shags Me. I also used to love the Surreal Life.

Very sad.

Re: Verne Troyer is dead

Posted: April 23rd, 2018, 12:47 pm
by class316
ICW wrote:
April 23rd, 2018, 8:32 am
He actually had a paid appearance at a college bar right across the street from Hofstra around Halloween 2009. I didn't get a chance to meet him but I know a lot of people who got photo ops with him from that night.

I was a big fan of his work in Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shags Me. I also used to love the Surreal Life.

Very sad.
If you're such a "big fan" how come you didn't go to one of the many cons he did?

Re: Verne Troyer is dead

Posted: April 23rd, 2018, 12:54 pm
by ICW
class316 wrote:
April 23rd, 2018, 12:47 pm
ICW wrote:
April 23rd, 2018, 8:32 am
He actually had a paid appearance at a college bar right across the street from Hofstra around Halloween 2009. I didn't get a chance to meet him but I know a lot of people who got photo ops with him from that night.

I was a big fan of his work in Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shags Me. I also used to love the Surreal Life.

Very sad.
If you're such a "big fan" how come you didn't go to one of the many cons he did?
Because I'm not going to a convention just to meet Verne Troyer? I said I was a big fan of **one** movie he did. That's not enough to get me to pay admission into a con on top of whatever he charged.