Published: Sun, April 22, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

He also struggled with alcoholism for years and had been to rehab many times.

A cause of death was not revealed. Depression and Suicide are very serious issues.

The statement continued, "During this recent time of adversity he was baptized while surrounded by his family".

Verne Troyer, the actor best known for playing Mini Me in the Austin Powers movies, has died at 49, his representative confirmed in a statement to USA TODAY Saturday. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside.

Troyer was an actor, stunt performer and comedian. However, TMZ and The Blast both reported that it was alcohol-related.

Troyer was later placed in an "involuntary psychiatric hold", according to the Blast.

The Facebook statement also noted that Troyer also suffered from depression and thoughts of suicide.

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Troyer was recently baptized as he carried on through this hard time, according to the post.

The actor has battled alcoholism for years and almost died from alcohol poisoning in 2002.

Troyer was born with the genetic disorder known as achondroplasia dwarfism, but said growing up on a farm in MI he was never treated differently by his parents than his average-sized siblings.

Troyer portrayed Mini-Me, the sidekick to Mike Myers' character Dr.

The actor has also made regular appearances on Celebrity Juice and starred in Keith Lemon's feature length film, Keith Lemon: The Film.

He was briefly married to Playboy model Genevieve Gallen for less than a year in 2004.

He has appeared on a number of reality TV shows, including Celebrity Big Brother in the United Kingdom in 2009.

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