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 PowersAustin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Meand Austin Powers in Gold Member.

Along with a photo of the actor, who was born with the genetic disorder known as achondroplasia dwarfism, the statement on his official Instagram read:

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.

After the incident, a statement was written on his Instagram that said, “Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers. He’s getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably. Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world. We will keep you updated here.”