Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer dies aged 49

Verne Troyer, who’s greatest identified for enjoying Mini-Me within the Austin Powers movies, has died on the age of 49.

Troyer, who was 2ft 8in (81cm) tall, additionally performed Griphook within the first Harry Potter movie.

“It’s with nice disappointment and extremely heavy hearts to write down that Verne handed away right now,” a submit on his official Fb web page learn.

“Over time he is struggled and gained… however sadly this time was an excessive amount of,” it added.

Troyer appeared on various actuality TV reveals, together with Movie star Huge Brother within the UK in 2009.

He has additionally made common appearances on Movie star Juice and starred in Keith Lemon’s characteristic size movie, Keith Lemon: The Movie.

One in all his first roles was as a stunt double for a nine-month-old child within the 1994 movie Child’s Day Out.

He appeared in two Austin Powers movies as Mini-Me, the clone and sidekick of the villain Dr Evil who was performed by Mike Myers.

“Verne was the consummate skilled and a beacon of positivity for these of us who had the honour of working with him,” Myers stated in a statement given to The Hollywood Reporter.

“It’s a unhappy day, however I hope he’s in a greater place. He will likely be enormously missed.”

Earlier this month, Troyer was admitted to hospital in Los Angeles however his workforce didn’t say what he was affected by.

He was hospitalised for alcohol addiction final 12 months and launched an announcement addressing his issues.

“Whereas it isn’t at all times been a simple combat, I am prepared to proceed my combat daily,” he stated.

“I wish to thank everybody that is reached out with their messages of help, it actually means the world to me”.

In 2012, Troyer made a donation to a disabled children’s charity in Northern Eire after it was focused by thieves.

“I heard what occurred and I simply wished that will help you and the children,” he wrote in a letter to the charity,

“Please inform them good day from me. Additionally, keep in mind you are able to do something you set your thoughts to, at all times be optimistic.”

Revealed at Solar, 22 Apr 2018 02:19:53 +0000