‘Austin Powers’ actor Verne Troyer’s cause of death ruled a suicide
Matt Carr/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Nearly six months after Verne Troyer passed away, the actor’s death has officially been ruled a suicide.
A statement from the Los Angeles County Coroner, obtained by ABC News, reveals the actor — famous for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies — died from “sequelae [as a result or complication] of alcohol intoxication.”
Troyer, 49, died in a hospital on April 21, three weeks after being admitted for alcohol intoxication.
The actor, who was just 32 inches tall, starred in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember, and also played the role of a goblin in the smash film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
A post at the time of his death on Troyer’s official Facebook page reads, in part: “Over the years he’s struggled and won, struggled and won, struggled and fought some more, but unfortunately this time was too much. Depression and suicide are very serious issues. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside. Be kind to one another.”
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