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Verne Troyer’s death ruled as suicide

A rep for the actor said that he was 'resting comfortably' under the 'best care possible' just three weeks before his death

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Verne Troyer’s death has been ruled as suicide.

Following an autopsy, an LA county coroner confirmed that the actor died on April 21st as a result of alcohol consumption.

The 49-year-old had been open about his struggle with alcoholism and shortly after his death a rep for the actor released a statement which said: “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.”

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Verne was best-known for his roles of Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films and Griphook in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

The actor first began his battle with alcoholism in the early 2000s, when he suffered from severe alcohol poisoning following an alleged breakup.

Verne was taken into hospital three weeks before he passed away after he was reportedly intoxicated and having suicidal thoughts.