‘Austin Powers’ fame Verne Troyer dead at 49

‘Austin Powers’ fame  Verne Troyer dead at 49
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Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in Austin Powers comedy has died. He was 49. A statement provided by his representatives that was posted on his Instagram and Facebook handles said that the actor died on Saturday.
A statement shared on his social media accounts read as: “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 every day.”
The statement also said he had undergone a “recent time of adversity”
“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.”
No cause of death was immediately released.
Troyer was hospitalized earlier this month after emergency responders here went to his home.
In April 2017, Troyer announced on Facebook that he was being treated for alcohol addiction, something he had fought in the past.
Troyer was born in 1969 in Sturgis, Michigan with achondroplasia, a genetic condition that kept him less than 3 feet tall.
Troyer featured in 58 movies and television shows which included his role as Mini-Me, in the diminutive clone of actor Mike Myers’ character Dr. Evil, in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember.