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Coroner Releases Details on Verne Troyer's Death

Newser — Luke Roney

The LA County coroner's office has ruled the April death of actor Verne Troyer a suicide, TMZ reports, with the cause being "sequelae of alcohol intoxication." Troyer, who played Mini-Me opposite Mike Meyers in two Austin Powers films, died April 21, according to KTLA.

The 49-year-old had a history of alcohol abuse. According to reports, Troyer, who lived in North Hollywood, was taken to a Van Nuys, Calif., hospital April 3 and was treated for alcohol poisoning.

He remained on life support, per TMZ, until he died at the hospital later that month. In a statement released at the time of his death, Troyer's family indicated that the actor had long suffered from depression, per the Hollywood Reporter, saying, "Over the years he's struggled and won, struggled and won, struggled and fought some more, but unfortunately, this time was too much."

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