Verne Troyer’s death has been ruled a suicide by a coroner in Los Angeles. The actor, best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films, passed away in April at 49 years old.
Troyer, who was 2ft 8in (81cm) tall, additionally played Griphook in the primary Harry Potter film.
Following an autopsy and further tests, the Los Angeles County Coroner said he died from the impacts of liquor, and ruled his passing was a suicide. He had been open about his liquor abuse and was treated for alcohol addiction a year ago.
He wrote a post to fans on Facebook that said “while it’s not always been an easy fight, I’m willing to continue my fight day by day”.
Verne Troyer appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK in 2009 and in various reality shows. He likewise showed up on Celebrity Juice and featured in Keith Lemon’s full length film, Keith Lemon: The Film.