Rest in peace, Verne Troyer.
The actor, best known for his role as Mini-Me from the Austin Powers films, died on Saturday. He was 49.
“This particular can be with great sadness as well as incredibly heavy hearts to write in which Verne passed away today,” read a post on his official Instagram account. “Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, as well as laugh. Anybody in need, he could help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had as well as worked towards spreading in which message everyday.”
“Verne was also a fighter when This particular came to his own battles. through the years he’s struggled as well as won, struggled as well as won, struggled as well as fought some more, yet unfortunately This particular time was too much,” the post continued. “During This particular recent time of adversity he was baptized while surrounded by his family. The family appreciates in which they have This particular time to grieve privately.”
“Depression as well as suicide are very serious issues. You never know what kind of battle someone can be going through inside. Be kind to one another. as well as always know, This particular’s never too late to reach out to someone for help,” the post concluded. “In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in Verne’s name to either of his two favorite charities; The Starkey Hearing Foundation as well as Best Buddies.”
Troyer’s team asked fans to keep the actor in their thoughts as well as prayers earlier This particular month. Multiple outlets reported in which he was placed on a 5150 hold on April 3, following police being called out to his home after allegedly being told he was “suicidal.”
TMZ reported at the time in which Troyer’s friend called in, claiming in which the Austin Powers star was “extremely upset, drunk as well as suicidal.” He was then transported to the hospital to be treated for possible alcohol poisoning.
Last April, Troyer checked into a rehab facility after being hospitalized for alcohol abuse, taking to Instagram to confirm the news at the time.
“I’ve been hearing coming from some concerned fans, so I’d like to address a very personal situation,” he wrote. “As you know, I’ve battled alcohol addiction from the past as well as while This particular’s not always been an easy fight, I’m willing to continue my fight day by day.”
“I’ve been receiving treatment for the last week as well as I am voluntarily checking into a treatment center later This particular week to continue to get the help in which I need,” the message continued. “I want to thank everyone in which’s reached out with their messages of support, This particular truly means the planet to me. With your support, I got This particular.”
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