'Austin Powers' actor Verne Troyer's cause of death revealed

Lawrence Kim
October 11, 2018

Troyer, known for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movie series, died on April 21, a spokesperson for the actor and his social media pages confirmed at the time. It was later determined Troyer died from "sequelae of alcohol intoxication".

Troyer was hospitalized in early April, before passing away later in the month at the age of 49.

He also played banker-goblin Griphook in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and appeared in dozens of TV shows, videos and other films in a career spanning more than 20 years.

The death of Austin Powers star, Verne Troyer, has been ruled a suicide.

"He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh", his family said in an April statement announcing his death.

On April 3, he was transported by ambulance to a Van Nuys hospital from his home in North Hollywood, located in the 8000 block of Teesdale Avenue, after reported alcohol intoxication, the release stated.

'Over the years he's struggled and won, struggled and won, struggled and fought some more, but unfortunately this time was too much'.

"Verne was also a fighter when it came to his own battles". You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside. He also had a particular fondness for taking pictures with people, usually professional athletes, who are often more than three times his size.

After his hospitalisation past year, he was candid about his drinking problem, saying he had followed up with a stint at a rehab centre.

In an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in May, Myers described Troyer as "a great physical comedian". "Verne was an extremely caring individual". In case of an emergency, please call 911 for immediate help. I always want to make that point that, as written, Mini-Me is nearly a prop.

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