Verne Troyer, better known as Mini-Me from the Austin Powers movies, has died on April 21st, the Queen’s birthday. I was just decoding him a couple weeks ago (read here) after he was hospitalized from a reported poisoning on the very evening that Mike Myers reprised his role as Dr Evil on the Jimmy Fallon Show. It’s said that Troyer was totally fine after that hospitalization but now, 17 days later: boom. He dies on the night the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Bruins to force a Game 6 and stay alive; and of course in that previous post we discussed the relationship with Toronto – Myers the diehard fan & Troyer playing a Leafs coach in their movie The Love Guru. All so, so incidental isn’t it. And obviously it would be totally crazy if the Leafs now came back down 3 games to 1 and defeated the Bruins, let alone if they went the distance to the Finals.
Troyer =87 died at the age of 18,007 days old, like the 1-8-7 murder code (like ’18+007: year + James Bond, basis of the Austin Powers satire). Bond James Bond =708. Mike Myers =708. Toronto Maple Leafs =708. Toronto =87. Two Thousand Eighteen Stanley Cup Champion =187. Troyer was also born 87 weeks 1 day after the last Leafs Stanley Cup.
Or with end date included that makes 18,008 days. Stanley Cup =188. Coach Punch Cherkov =880. Michael John Myers =88. NHL =88. That’s all some great stuff to start with, and my apologies for the delayed posts and minimal work here but I’m road tripping around France with my mom & girlfriend so you’ll have to forgive me.
Fun Facts: Troyer died 9 years 10 months 1 day after the release of The Love Guru. And remember that 9/11/01 happened 6066 days before the death of Troyer on the Queen’s birthday. And Troyer’s girlfriend, a former Playmate, was exactly 322 weeks younger than him, for another familiar sequence. So please hit up the comments with any finds you got here and we’ll see if Leafs can push that Game 7. Otherwise go Jets, but you gotta admit that this is a weird one.