12/4/2015 - Verne Troyer (Lofty The Pirate) in the Peter Pan dress rehearsal at the New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon - London

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Actor Verne Troyer, Known For Austin Powers Roles, Dies At 49

April 21, 2018 - 5:19 pm

LOS ANGELES (1010 WINS) -- Verne Troyer, the actor most known for playing 'Mini Me' in the Austin Powers films has died.

Troyer died Saturday, according to a statement released by his family. He had been experiencing difficulties in recent months.

The actor was reportedly suicidal, and treated for possible alcohol poisoning.

Troyer was born with a genetic disorder achondroplasia dwarfism, but once said that his family never treated him differently. He began his career in Hollywood and played several bit parts before landing the Austin Powers gigs. He had also appeared on a number of reality TV shows.

Troyer was 49-years-old.