Verne Troyer, Mini-Me Of ‘Austin Powers,’ Fought A Drinking Addiction. His Death Was Ruled A Suicide By Alcohol Intoxication.


By Allyson Chiu

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In April 2017, an unusually serious post appeared on actor Verne Troyer’s social media accounts. It stood out in stark contrast to the countless lighthearted, and often hilarious, photos and videos that had dominated his pages.

“I’ve been hearing from some concerned fans, so I’d like to address a very personal situation,” Troyer wrote in the April 6 post. The 2-foot-8-inch Michigan native had amassed a loyal following after skyrocketing to international fame for his starring role in the “Austin Powers” film franchise, playing Mike Myers’s tiny clone sidekick, Mini-Me, in 1999 and 2002.

But the post lacked any trace of Troyer’s usual breezy cheerfulness.

“As you know, I’ve battled alcohol addiction in the past and while it’s not always been an easy fight…click here to continue reading