nieuws 22-04-18Steve Stiffbone

Austin Powers-acteur Verne Troyer aka Mini Me overleden

Nog iemand die niet verder zal gaan in 2018 en dat is Verne Troyer. Deze kleine acteur is beter bekend als Mini Me in de Austin Power-films en hij is zaterdag op 49-jarige leeftijd overleden. Dat staat in een verklaring op zijn Facebook en Instagram pagina. Een officiële doodsoorzaak wordt niet genoemd, wel wordt er in de verklaring verwezen naar depressies. Troyer worstelde al jaren met alcoholproblemen en is meermalen opgenomen in een afkickkliniek, in april 2017 voor het laatst. In 2002 overleefde hij al een alcoholvergiftiging.

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. 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. Even though his stature was small and his parents often wondered if he’d be able to reach up and open doors on his own in his life, he went on to open more doors for himself and others than anyone could have imagined. He also touched more peoples hearts than he will ever know. 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. During this recent time of adversity he was baptized while surrounded by his family. The family appreciates that they have this time to grieve privately. Depression and Suicide are very serious issues. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside. Be kind to one another. And always know, it’s never too late to reach out to someone for help. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in Verne’s name to either of his two favorite charities; The Starkey Hearing Foundation and Best Buddies. Photo by @paulmobleystudio

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