Verne Troyer was best known for playing Mini-Me in two "Austin Powers" movies, but he was also part of the "Harry Potter" family as Griphook in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Over the weekend, it was revealed via Troyer's official Facebook account that he had died at age 49.

Troyer's cause of death has not been revealed, but the April 21 post shared these sad notes:

"...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. [...] 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...."

Mike Myers starred with Troyer in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and "Austin Powers in Goldmember," plus "The Love Guru." Myers shared a statement on Troyer's passing:

"Verne was the consummate professional and a beacon of positivity for those of us who had the honor of working with him. It is a sad day, but I hope he is in a better place. He will be greatly missed."


Fans and friends shared memories and condolences on social media:


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