Verne Jay Troyer (January 1, 1969 – April 21, 2018) was an American actor, comedian, and stunt performer best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers film series.

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Mike Myers, other stars react to Verne Troyer's death

Stars and fans mourned actor Verne Troyer, who died on Saturday at age 49. In a statement, the actor was described as an "extremely caring individual" who wanted to make everybody "smile, be happy and laugh". Reaction on social media and elsewhere ...


The Sydney Morning Herald

Verne Troyer, diminutive actor played Mini-Me in Austin Powers

Born with cartilage-hair hypoplasia, a bone disorder that leads to dwarfism, Troyer stood 81cm. Nevertheless, he was always included in family activities: “I had to do everything my brother and sister had to do, including raising our animal menagerie ...

- The Sydney Morning Herald

Independent Online

'Austin Powers' star Verne Troyer threatened suicide before death

Verne Troyer threatened to take his own life just weeks before his death. The 'Austin Powers' star was treated at a hospital in Los Angeles for alcohol poisoning earlier this month after police were told he was suicidal, MailOnline reports. At the time ...

- Independent Online

The Guardian

Verne Troyer obituary

In his comic trilogy of Austin Powers movies, Mike Myers created and starred as several characters, including Powers, a groovy 1960s photographer-cum-secret agent, and his nemesis, the cackling but sweetly naive Dr Evil. For the second and most ...

- The Guardian

Times LIVE

Verne Troyer, known for 'Mini-Me' role in Austin Powers films, has died

In addition to his breakout role as the “Mini-Me” — a diminutive, hairless clone of villain Dr Evil — in the first Austin Powers movie “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” Troyer was also known for playing Griphook in “Harry Potter and the ...

- Times LIVE

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Austin Powers movies' Mini-Me, Verne Troyer, dies

LOS ANGELES – The diminutive actor who starred in the Austin Powers movies' as “Mini Me”, Verne Troyer, died Saturday at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 49. “It is with great sadness and heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today,” his family ...

- Eyewitness News

Channel 24

Austin Powers star Verne Troyer dead at 49

Cape Town - American actor, comedian and stunt performer Verne Troyer has died at the age of 49. This follows the star being hospitalised earlier this month, following a reported poisoning. The Austin Powers actor's family announced the news via a ...

- Channel 24


'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

And always know, it's never too late to reach out to someone for help." Troyer was taken to a hospital early this month for unknown treatment. The actor spoke about his problems with alcohol during another hospital stay a year ago. "It is with great ...

- eNCA


Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in 'Austin Powers,' Dies at 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 ...

- Variety

The Guardian

Verne Troyer, actor who was Mini-Me in Austin Powers films, dies at 49

“It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today,” the statement said. “Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any ...

- The Guardian