‘Austin Powers’ actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

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LOS ANGELES (WCMH) — Actor Verne Troyer, best known as the character Mini-Me in the “Austin Powers” franchise, has died at the age of 49. 

A post on Troyer’s social media page says the actor passed away Saturday. A cause of death has not been released; TMZ reports Troyer was taken to the hospital earlier this month after police got a report he was intoxicated and suicidal. 

Before his death, he was baptized surrounded by his family, according to the social media post. 

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