Saturday, April 21, 2018

Austin Powers Star Verne Troyer Dies At 49

American actor and former Celebrity Big Brother contestant Verne Troyer, it was confirmed tonight.

The star - best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films - was aged 49. The news was confirmed on his official Facebook page on Saturday night.

A statement read: "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 and television sets, commercial shoots, at comic-con's and personal appearances, to his own YouTube videos, he was there to show everyone what he was capable of doing.

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