'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

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Verne Troyer, the actor best-known for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series of comedy films has died. He was 49 years old. Representatives issued a statement on the actor's Facebook page Saturday, saying in part, "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."

 The cause of his death was not immediately known as of Saturday afternoon. 

As we learn more, we will update this story.

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