Austin Powers’ actor Verne Troyer’s death ruled a suicide
11 October, 2018, 22:00
Verne Troyer's death has been ruled a suicide by the Los Angeles County coroner, it has been confirmed.
The coroner's report lists the manner of death as a suicide. Last April, Troyer checked into a rehab facility after being hospitalized for alcohol abuse, taking to Instagram to confirm the news at the time.
Post-mortem toxicology testing was not performed due to "prolonged hospitalization", the report stated.
Back in April, TMZ revealed that the 49-year-old was on life support after being taken to a hospital.
The actor's death came a year after he announced that he was being treated for alcohol addiction. "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. A statement shared by his family made references to the actor's "battles" as well as depression and suicide, but did not indicate a cause of death.
He had called paramedics to his home, saying repeatedly during his 911 call that he wanted to die.
Evil and Austin Powers in the 1999 film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and its 2002 sequel Austin Powers in Goldmember.
If it is an emergency or you, or someone you know, is at risk call 111. However, he was candid about battling alcohol addiction.
As well as Austin Powers, Troyer, who appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2009, starred in films including Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone and Men In Black.
In 2009 he appeared on the United Kingdom version of "Celebrity Big Brother" and also made several appearances on "Celebrity Juice" and in Keith Lemon's "Keith Lemon: The Film".
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