We are sad to announce the death of Verne Troyer.
The news was announced via the actor’s social media on Saturday. Troyer is most famous for playing Dr. Evil’s sidekick, Mini-Me in Austin Powers, Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Meand Austin Powers in Gold Member.
The actor had openly battled depression and alcoholism. On April 17, 2017, Troyer wrote an Instagram post addressing his alcoholism, “I’ve battled alcohol addiction in the past and while it’s not always been an easy fight, I’m willing to continue my fight day by day.”
In early April, the actor was hospitalized following an incident at his home the night before, according to USA TODAY.