Verne Troyer, best known for playing Mini-Me in the 'Austin Powers' movies, has died.
Verne was taken to the hospital last week after a report circulated that he was drunk and suicidal, and was then treated for possible alcohol poisoning. Sadly, Verne has had issues with alcohol for years and been to rehab many times.
Verne started his career in 1994 as a stunt double for Baby Bink in the film "Baby's Day Out." He then landed small roles in "Men in Black" and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" ... before making it big as Mini-Me in 1999's "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me."
Verne was 49.