Actor Verne Troyer “Mini Me” Passes Away at Age 49

A comedy Acting Icon has passed.

The actor behind “Mini Me” in the “Austin Powers” Trilogy Verne Troyer passed away yesterday afternoon, this comes after he was hospitalized earlier this month. Troyer had a history with dealing with alcohol and depression, with it recently coming to light that last year Troyer went into a Rehab Center.

The passing was first confirmed on Troyer’s Instagram Account, alongside a heartfelt caption by his family. Beside the initial news of the passing, the post included insightful pieces including “Over the years, he’s [Troyer] struggled and won, struggled and won, struggled and fought some more, but unfortunately this time was too much” and “You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside”.

The cause of death has not been stated.