LOS ANGELES (AP) — Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mike Myers’ comical sidekick “Mini-Me” in the “Austin Powers” movie franchise, died last April of suicide by alcohol intoxication, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office reported Wednesday.
Troyer had a potentially fatal level of alcohol in his system and was saying repeatedly that he wanted to die when he was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital on April 3, according to the coroner’s report. He died there on April 21 of multiple organ failure.
The report concluded that Troyer’s death was caused by “sequelae of alcohol intoxication.”
Sequelae is a term defining an action or condition leading to another ailment or, in this case, death.
“Based on the history and circumstances as currently known, the manner of death is suicide,” Deputy Medical Examiner Martina Kennedy wrote in the report.
Troyer, who weighed only 55 pounds, arrived at the hospital with a blood-alcohol level above 300 mg/ml, enough to be fatal in some adults.
FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2016 file photo, Verne Troyer attends the world premiere of "BOO! A Madea Halloween" in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County coroner says Troyer, who was best known for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" films and who died on April 21, 2018, died of suicide by alcohol intoxication. The coroner's office released its findings Wednesday, Oct. 10. His representatives said he was struggling with depression. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)