Verne Troyer’s death ruled as suicide

The death of Austin Powers star Verne Troyer was ruled as a suicide in a statement released by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, E! News reported.

The statement has the actor’s cause of death listed as suicide by alcohol intoxication.

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Troyer, 49, was hospitalised on Apr 3 for reported alcohol intoxication and died three weeks later.  

Entertainment news website TMZ reported that on the night he was taken to hospital, police were called to his home following a report from a friend that he was upset, drunk and suicidal. The actor had been struggling with alcohol abuse for years, even sharing about it on social media.

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Troyer, who stood at 81cm tall, is best known for starring in the Austin Powers series of movies as the character Mini-Me. He also had roles in the films Dunston Checks In, Men In Black and Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone.

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