Actor - Married well
Died on 21/04/2018 aged 49
Verne Troyer, the actor best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Power films and one of the shortest men in the world, has died. He was 49.
The news was announced in a post to his official Facebook page.
“It is with great sadness and incredible heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today,” the statement reads. “Verne was an extremely caring individual…[he] hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked towards spreading that message everyday.”
The statement also made allusions to depression and suicide, and encouraged people to “be kind” to one another because “you never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside.”
Troyer’s “Austin Powers” co-star Mike Myers paid tribute to the actor on Saturday.
“Verne was the consummate professional and a beacon of positivity for those of us who had the honour of working with him,” Myers said. “It is a sad day, but I hope he is in a better place. He will be greatly missed.”
49 - 51 points (though 81cms)