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Actor Verne Troyer’s Death Was Suicide By ‘Alcohol Intoxication,’ Coroner’s Office Says
The "Austin Powers" actor, who long struggled with alcohol addiction, died in April at the age of 49.
Nearly six months after Verne Troyer’s sudden passing, the actor’s cause of death has officially been ruled a suicide by way of alcohol intoxication.
The Los Angeles County Department of the Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed in a press release on Wednesday that the actor, who passed in April at the age of 49, died of “sequelae of alcohol intoxication,” with “sequelae” being defined as a “secondary result” of a previous condition.
“The manner of death was certified as a suicide,” the statement continued.
Paramedics were called to Troyer’s North Hollywood home on April 7, where they transported the actor to a nearby hospital for alcohol intoxication, the coroner’s office said. Reports at the time indicated that he was suicidal. He died at the hospital three weeks later on April 21, according to the coroner’s office.
Troyer’s representation announced his passing in a Facebook post in April that touched on issues like depression and suicide.
“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,” the statement read.
Troyer was known for a plethora of roles in TV and films, and rose to stardom starring as “Mini-Me” alongside Mike Myers in the much-loved “Austin Powers” films.
The actor addressed his struggle with substance abuse in a Facebook post just last year, revealing that it was something he was seeking help for.
“As you know, I’ve battled alcohol addiction in the past and while it’s not always been an easy fight, I’m willing to continue my fight day by day,” he wrote. “I’ve been receiving treatment for the last week and I am voluntarily checking into a treatment center later this week to continue to get the help that I need.”
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