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Verne Troyer of 'Austin Powers' Dead at 49

Verne Troyer of 'Austin Powers' Dead at 49
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Verne Troyer, the actor most famous as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movies, has died. He was 49.

TMZ reports Troyer passed away Saturday after being on life support since early April, when he was taken to a hospital after friends reported he was "drunk and suicidal."

Troyer, one of the shortest men in the world due to achondroplasia dwarfism, had been to rehab several times for a drinking problem.

Along with his roles in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (1999) and "Austin Powers in Goldmember" (2002), Troyer also appeared in "Men in Black" (1997), "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998), "Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone" (2001) and on reality TV.