Verner Troyer was wildly popular as Mini Me.
Austin Powers actor Verner Troyer who became famous for his role as Mini Me has died. The star died at 49.
Troyer’s family announced the news of his death on his Instagram and Facebook pages. ‘It is with great sadness and incredible heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today,’ the statement reads. ‘Verne was an extremely caring individual…[he] hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked towards spreading that message everyday.’
Even though Troyer became a household name due to Austin Powers; The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember, he also acted in 25 other films in his career. One of those films was the first Harry Potter film as Griphook the goblin.
‘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,’ Troyer’s family added in their statement about his death.
Troyer was never a trained actor.
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