Hollywood News

Austin Powers Actor Verne Troyer Dies At 49

Hollywood actor Verne Troyer, best known for his performance as Mini-Me in Austin Powers and Griphook the goblin in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, has died at the age of 49. The actor’s Facebook page made the announcement on April 21, without mentioning the cause of death. He was admitted in a hospital after an incident at home. It has, however, been implied that suicide might be the cause of death as he battled depression and alcoholism for years.

The actor was notable for his height of 2 ft 8 in (81 cm), the result of achondroplastic dwarfism. He made his debut in Baby’s Day Out (1994) as a stunt double. He went to star in several mainstream movies such as Men In Black, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Meet Joe Black. His breakthrough performance was as ‘Mini-Me’, starring alongside Mike Myers in the Austin Powers franchise.

He last featured in the film Gnome Alone, and starred in a number of reality shows including Celebrity Wife Swap and Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: USA.

There have been several users paying tributes to the actor on social media since the announcement of his death.


Feature Image: Hollywood Reporter