Austin Powers star Verne Toyer passed away in April at the age of just 49. After a few months now, the LA County Coroner has ruled his death as a suicide.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, LACC has ruled that the actor died of Alcohol abuse or Alcohol intoxication”. Earlier, an autopsy was executed the day after his death, but the cause of his demise was deferred pending further investigation.
The new report states his manner of death as a suicide. Troyer was rushed to the hospitals on April 3rd from his house in Hollywood, for excessive alcohol intoxication. He was pronounced dead on April 21st, nearly three weeks later.
Troyer’s family took to his Instagram account, confirming the actor’s demise.
“It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today,” read the post. “Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked towards spreading that message every day.”
The post further explained that Troyes had been struggling with drinking issues since the past few years before he passed away.
“Verne was also a fighter when it came to his own battles. Over the years he’s struggled and won, struggled and won, struggled and fought some more, but unfortunately, this time was too much. During this recent time of adversity, he was baptized while surrounded by his family. The family appreciates that they have this time to grieve privately.
Verne Troyer appeared in many TV shows and films but remains the most well-known for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers franchise.
You can read the full post by his family here.