On 20th april 2018 We got shocking News about the loss of Tim Bergling AKA AVICII . Now Verne Troyer, best known to audiences for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers franchise, died on Saturday afternoon at the age of 49.
Troyer’s family statement did not give a cause of death but it added: “Depression and suicide are very serious issues. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside. Be kind to one another. And always know, it’s never too late to reach out to someone for help.”
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“Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh,” a statement posted to his social media said. “Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked towards spreading that message every day.”
It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today. Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked towards spreading that message everyday. He inspired people around the world with his drive, determination, and attitude. On film & television sets, commercial shoots, at comic-con’s & personal appearances, to his own YouTube videos, he was there to show everyone what he was capable of doing. Even though his stature was small and his parents often wondered if he’d be able to reach up and open doors on his own in his life, he went on to open more doors for himself and others than anyone could have imagined. He also touched more peoples hearts than he will ever know. Verne was also a fighter when it came to his own battles. Over the years he’s struggled and won, struggled and won, struggled and fought some more, but unfortunately this time was too much. During this recent time of adversity he was baptized while surrounded by his family. The family appreciates that they have this time to grieve privately. Depression and Suicide are very serious issues. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside. Be kind to one another. And always know, it’s never too late to reach out to someone for help. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in Verne’s name to either of his two favorite charities; The Starkey Hearing Foundation and Best Buddies. Photo by @paulmobleystudio
Troyer, who has publicly battled alcoholism, was first admitted to the hospital earlier this month after authorities were made aware that he was drunk and suicidal. There, he was treated for possible alcohol poisoning, according to TMZ.
No cause of death was immediately released.
Fame and Recognition
According to the Internet Movie Database, Troyer was in 58 movies and television shows.
He played Mini-Me, the diminutive clone of Mike Myers’ Dr. Evil, in “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” and “Austin Powers in Goldmember.”
The statement announcing his death said he had undergone a “recent time of adversity.”
“Verne was also a fighter when it came to his own battles,” the statement added. “Over the years he’s struggled and won, struggled and won, struggled and fought some more, but unfortunately this time was too much.”
Born with a rare version of achondroplasia dwarfism, Troyer was reportedly one of the smallest adult men on the planet, standing 2’8″. Despite that, he later told interviewers that his parents—who raised him for several years in an Amish community in Michigan—tasked him with the same farm chores as his larger siblings, work he credited with the physical strength he used to secure stunt work during his early Hollywood career. (His appearances as a stuntman include Baby’s Day Out, Dunston Checks In, and Jingle All The Way.)
Troyer got his big break in 1999, when Jay Roach cast him in the sequel to Mike Myers’ hit spy spoof Austin Powers, as a miniaturized clone of Myers’ Blofeld-wannabe Dr. Evil. “Mini-Me” became an immediate cultural touchstone, setting a template that would both haunt, and propel, Troyer’s career throughout the rest of his life.
Troyer was born with a disorder known as achondroplasia dwarfism. At 2 ft 8 in, he was one of the shortest men in the world.
Rest In peace Verne