News Home » Entertainment » Verne Troyer's Death Ruled Suicide by Alcohol Intoxication

Around the World

  • List View
  • Grid View

Verne Troyer's Death Ruled Suicide by Alcohol Intoxication

Matt Carr/Getty Images

Verne Troyer during the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival at The Sutton Place Hotel on Sept. 16, 2009 in Toronto, Canada. 

Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mike Myers’ comical sidekick “Mini-Me” in the Austin Powers movie franchise, died in April of suicide by alcohol intoxication, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office reported Wednesday (Oct. 10).

Troyer, 49 was reported to be suffering from alcohol intoxication when he was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital on April 3. He died there on April 21.

“It was later determined Troyer died from sequelae of alcohol intoxication,” the coroner’s office said in a statement. “The manner of death was certified as a suicide.”

Sequelae is a term defining an action or condition leading to another ailment or, in this case, death.

Troyer’s representatives had said last April he’d been struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide.

The actor, who was just 2-foot-8, became a star playing Mini-Me to Myers’ Dr. Evil and Austin Powers in the 1999 film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and its 2002 sequel Austin Powers in Goldmember.

He also played banker-goblin Griphook in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and appeared in dozens of TV shows, videos and other films in a career spanning more than 20 years.

Troyer was born with achondroplasia, a genetic condition that limited his height.


(200 symbols max)

(256 symbols max)