Mini-me actor, Verne Troyer’s death has been ruled a suicide six months after his passing.
Troyer, who was 49, died on April 21 at a hospital in California after being admitted three weeks earlier for reported alcohol intoxication.
In a press release by the Los Angeles County Department Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office, it was revealed that Troyer died from “sequelae of alcohol intoxication
The manner of his death has been ruled as a suicide, according to the office.
The actor was known for his short stature of 2’8″ and for portraying Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films, was rushed to the hospital in early April for a “reported poisoning.”
Three weeks later, Troyer was pronounced dead at the hospital on April 21.
“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,” his family confirmed in a statement shared on Instagram and Facebook Saturday.
“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 & 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,” the statement continued.