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COMEDY ACTOR HAS DIED AT 49

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Verne Troyer (January 1, 1969 – April 21, 2018) Was born in Sturgis, Michigan.

(CNN) — Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in two of the Austin Powers
comedy films, has died at the age of 49. According to statements posted
to his social media accounts Saturday, no cause of death was immediately 
released. Various reports stated,Troyer was hospitalized earlier this month
after emergency responders in Los Angeles were dispatched to his home.

Mike Meyers (l) and Verne Troyer Star In Austin Powers
Mike Myers (right) and Verne Troyer starring in Austin Powers,
1997.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

today in history

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Mark Twain was lauded as the "greatest humorist this country has produced",
and
William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature".

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Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) is 92 today.

The Queen celebrates two birthdays each year, her actual birthday on April
21 and her official birthday usually on the second Saturday in June. This
year that official birthday will fall on Saturday, June 9.

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The musical "Annie" opened on Broadway on this day in 1977.

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Opening night Curtain Call.

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On this day in 1918, German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen,
"The Red Baron," was shot down and killed during World War I.

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Some of the remains of Richthofen’s plane are inspected by British
officers and soldiers.

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FORMER FIRST LADY HAS DIED AT 92

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Barbara Bush (Pierce) (June 8, 1925 – April 17, 2018)

Barbara Bush was the wife of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United
States
, and served as the First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She
served as the
Second Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. She was the
mother of
George W. Bush, the 43rd President, and Jeb Bush, the 43rd Governor
of Florida
. On April 15, 2018, it was announced that Bush would no longer seek
medical treatment and had instead chosen the option of "comfort care
". Bush died
in her Houston home today.  

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Barbara and George Bush Wedding Day 1945

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NIGHT COURT STAR HAS DIED AT 65

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Harry Laverne Anderson
(October 14, 1952 – April 16, 2018)


(Meredith-Fox-News) — Harry Anderson, known for his acting
role as Judge Harry Stone on "
Night Court" was found dead
in his Asheville, North Carolina home Monday morning. Foul
play was not suspected by officials.

Anderson’s acting career started with many appearances on
"Saturday Night Live" (NBC). This led him to the role of Harry
"The Hat" Gittes on multiple seasons of the NBC-TV sitcom
"Cheers", and eventually as Judge Harry Stone on "Night
Court" for nine seasons on NBC beginning in 1984. 

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ACTOR LEE ERMEY HAS DIED AT 74

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Lee Ermey when he was an actual Drill Instructor Circa 1966.

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Ronald Lee Ermey (March 24, 1944 – April 15, 2018)

(Fox News) – 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” (1987) died Sunday morning.

In a statement posted on Twitter,his longtime manager Bill Rogin said
Ermey had died due to complications from pneumonia.

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