It has been sadly reported in the past few minutes that actor and Austin Powers star Verne Troyer has passed away.
The news of Troyer’s death was confirmed via a statement released on his Facebook page.
The statement reads as follows: “It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today.
“Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked towards spreading that message everyday.”
The statement added: “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
“During this recent time of adversity he was baptised while surrounded by his family. The family appreciates that they have this time to grieve privately.
“Depression and Suicide are very serious issues. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside. Be kind to one another. And always know, it’s never too late to reach out to someone for help.”
Troyer who had a number of acting roles during the course of his career is best remembered for playing Mini Me in Mike Myers Austin Powers franchise.
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