‘Austin Powers’ Actor Verne Troyer’s Death Ruled a Suicide
Actor Verne Troyer’s death this past April has been ruled a suicide, the Los Angeles County coroner announced Wednesday. The actor, who was best known for playing Mini-Me opposite Mike Myers in two Austin Powers films, died in April from symptoms related to alcohol intoxication. The 49-year-old had struggled with alcohol abuse and was hospitalized with suspected alcohol poisoning three weeks before he died April 21. A notice released after his death highlighted concerns about depression and suicide, stating, “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.”
If you or a loved one are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).