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Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer dies aged 49


Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer dies aged 49

The actor appeared on a number of films and reality TV shows

, who is best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films, has died at the age of 49.

Troyer, who was 2ft 8in (81cm) tall, also played Griphook in the first Harry Potter film.”It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today,” a post on his official Facebook page read.

“Over the years he’s struggled and won… but unfortunately this time was too much,” it added.

Troyer appeared on a number of reality TV shows, including Celebrity Big Brother in the UK in 2009.

He has also made regular appearances on Celebrity Juice and starred in Keith Lemon’s feature length film, Keith Lemon: The Film.ADVERTISEMENTOne of his first roles was as a stunt double for a nine-month-old baby in the 1994 film Baby’s Day Out.He appeared in two Austin Powers films as Mini-Me, the clone and sidekick of the villain Dr Evil who was played by Mike Myers.

Earlier this month, Troyer was admitted to hospital in Los Angeles but his team did not say what he was suffering from.He was hospitalised for alcohol addiction last year and released a statement addressing his problems.

Fun times. Gonna miss that little dude. Magical powers to his family and many many close friends xA post shared byKeith Lemon(@keithlemon) onApr 21, 2018 at 2:32pm PDT”

While it’s not always been an easy fight, I’m willing to continue my fight day by day,” he said.

I want to thank everyone that’s reached out with their messages of support, it truly means the world to me”.

In 2012, Troyer made a donation to a disabled children’s charity in Northern Ireland after it was targeted by thieves.”I heard what happened and I just wanted to help you and the kids,” he wrote in a letter to the charity,”Please tell them hello from me. Also, remember you can do anything you set your mind to, always be optimistic.”

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