Cellmate of 'Austin Powers' Actor Beaten to Death

By the Associated Press | October 12, 2011 | 9:20 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Local coroner's officials say the California state prison cellmate of an actor from the first "Austin Powers" movie was beaten to death.

An autopsy performed Wednesday by the Kern County Coroner's Office shows inmate Michael Graham died of "multiple blunt force injuries." The death of the 50-year-old inmate has been ruled a homicide.

Guards found his body Monday evening in the cell at Wasco State Prison he shared with 40-year-old Joseph Son, who appeared in 1997's "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery." He played one of Dr. Evil's henchmen, named Random Task.

Son, who was also a mixed martial arts fighter, arrived at the prison Sept. 16 to serve a life sentence for the 1990 gang rape of a Southern California woman.