Verne Troyer’s demise was dominated a suicide by the Los Angeles County coroner on Wednesday.
The 49-year-old actor died of “sequelae of alcohol intoxication” or alcohol abuse, based on a report launched by the coroner and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.
Troyer, identified for his function as Mini-Me within the “Austin Powers” film collection, died on April 21, a spokesperson for the actor and his social media pages confirmed on the time.
“It’s with nice unhappiness and extremely heavy hearts to put in writing that Verne handed away immediately,” a assertion from his household learn. “Verne was an especially caring particular person. He wished to make everybody smile, be completely happy, and giggle.”
“Anyone in want, he would assist to any extent potential,” it continued. “Verne hoped he made a constructive change with the platform he had and labored in direction of spreading that message on a regular basis.”
VERNE TROYER, MINI-ME IN ‘AUSTIN POWERS’ MOVIES, IS DEAD AT 49, SPOKESPERSON CONFIRMS
The submit went on to explain how Troyer impressed folks and exceeded expectations. “Though his stature was small and his mother and father typically puzzled if he’d be capable to attain up and open doorways on his personal in his life, he went on to open extra doorways for himself and others than anybody may have imagined,” the submit mentioned. “He additionally touched extra peoples hearts than he’ll ever know.”
It additionally mentioned he was “a fighter” and had his share of “battles” throughout his life, “however sadly this time was an excessive amount of.”
“Despair and Suicide are very severe points. You by no means know what sort of battle somebody goes by means of inside. Be type to 1 one other. And all the time know, it’s by no means too late to achieve out to somebody for assist,” the submit mentioned.
Final 12 months, the late actor was admitted to the hospital for alcohol dependancy, Folks Journal reported. Troyer took to Instagram in April 2017 to inform followers that he’d “been receiving therapy” and added, “Together with your assist, I obtained this.”
“As you understand, I’ve battled alcohol dependancy previously and whereas it’s not all the time been a straightforward struggle, I’m prepared to proceed my struggle day-to-day,” he wrote.
Troyer took on the function as Dr. Evil’s diminutive clone, Mini-Me, within the “Austin Powers” films, which starred Mike Myers because the British spy, Powers, and Dr. Evil, his archnemesis.
Fox Information’ Elizabeth Zwirz contributed to this report.