El actor fue internado a inicios de abril por problemas con el alcohol. | Fuente: New Line Cinema

Verne Troyer, actor conocido por su papel de ‘Mini-Me’ en el filme “Austin Powers”, murió este sábado a los 49 años de edad. Así lo informó el portal especializado “TMZ”.

Como se recuerda, el actor fue internado a inicios de abril en un hospital de Los Ángeles, luego de que un amigo lo encontrara en su casa  “extremadamente molesto, alcoholizado y con comportamiento suicida”.

Según “TMZ”, la familia indicó que Troyer estaba recibiendo soporte vital desde que fue internado en el centro de salud.

Verne también era conocido por ser uno de los hombres más pequeños del mundo, esto debido a un desorden genético de nacimiento conocido como enanismo de la acondroplastia.

Su salto a la fama se dio en 1999, cuando debutó en el filme “Austin Powers: The spy who shagged me”, en donde interpreta a ‘Mini-Me’, la versión miniatura del villano principal de la cinta.

It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today. 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 everyday. He inspired people around the world with his drive, determination, and attitude. On film & television sets, commercial shoots, at comic-con’s & personal appearances, to his own YouTube videos, he was there to show everyone what he was capable of doing. Even though his stature was small and his parents often wondered if he’d be able to reach up and open doors on his own in his life, he went on to open more doors for himself and others than anyone could have imagined. He also touched more peoples hearts than he will ever know. 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. Depression and Suicide are very serious issues. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside. Be kind to one another. And always know, it’s never too late to reach out to someone for help. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in Verne’s name to either of his two favorite charities; The Starkey Hearing Foundation and Best Buddies. Photo by @paulmobleystudio

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