May 19, 2019
Coroner: Mini-Me actor battled alcohol abuse
LOS ANGELES - Verne Troyer, the diminutive actor best known for his role as Mini-Me in two “Austin Powers” spy movie satires, died from symptoms related to alcohol intoxication in April, the Los Angeles County coroner said Wednesday.

Coroner’s officials ruled that the 49-year-old’s death was a suicide. The actor had struggled with alcohol abuse and was hospitalized with suspected alcohol poisoning three weeks before he died April 21st.

At that time, posts on his Instagram and Facebook accounts asked fans to keep him in their thoughts and prayers.

“He’s getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably,” one post read. “Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world.”

TMZ reported at the time that one of Troyer’s friends had called authorities and described him as being extremely upset, drunk and suicidal. A notice released after his death centered on similar issues.
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