Published: Thu, October 11, 2018

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

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

Troyer became a Hollywood star thanks to his portrayal of Dr Evil's clone, Mini Me, in the second and third Austin Powers movies. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible, ' a statement on his Instagram read started shortly after his death. "With your support, I got this".

It continued: "Depression and Suicide are very serious issues".

LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles County coroner says actor Verne Troyer, who was best known for his Austin Powers role of Mini-Me, died last April of suicide by alcohol intoxication. He died there on April 21.

"The manner of death was certified as a suicide", the coroner added. In an emergency, call 000.

The post went on to explain that Troyer had struggled with alcoholism in the years leading up to his passing.

Troyer's battle with alcohol had been ongoing.

After his breakout performance in the "Austin Powers" films, Troyer's life took a tumultuous turn. He was reportedly being treated for alcohol poisoning because his blood alcohol level was triple the 0.08 limit.


He was a regular on British TV too, often appearing with Leigh Francis's character Keith Lemon, and on the 2009 series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Troyer's social media posts during this time, however, painted an entirely different picture of the actor. On YouTube, fans can watch Troyer drive around in a child-sized toy Tesla vehicle (he got it for Christmas) or follow the actor as he cruises the aisles of a grocery store in his motorized wheelchair gathering ingredients for another episode of "Cooking with Verne". He also touched more people's hearts than he will ever know'. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. In May, Myers teared up remembering his friend during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. I always want to make that point that, as written, Mini-Me is nearly a prop.

Following Troyer's death, tributes flooded in from fellow celebrities.

"Verne was an wonderful guy, a joyful collaborator, and a true master of comedic acting, a director's dream", said Jay Roach, the director for the "Austin Powers" trilogy, in a statement to THR.

At the time, Troyer's team released a statement asking fans to "keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers".

He was pronounced dead on April 3, three weeks later. Only this time, the caption is somber.

It also said he was "a fighter" and had his share of "battles" during his life, "but unfortunately this time was too much".

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