Although becoming a celebrity might be many people’s goal, getting to that status doesn’t mean that their lives will become easier to manage. Case in point, Verne Troyer, the actor who played Mini Me in the Austin Powers movies, fought alcoholism for much of his life. Though he had been through alcohol rehab a few times, he just couldn’t permanently get the addiction out of his mind.

This is possibly due to an untreated dual diagnosis, although that is only an assumption.

During some particularly bad binge drinking episodes this month, Troyer was hospitalized due to suicidal thoughts. Sadly, the alcohol rehab and recent hospitalizations weren’t enough to help Troyer through those thought patterns, and his death was reported on April 21, 2018. At this time, the cause of death has not been revealed, but he had a lot of alcohol in his system and many believe he carried out his suicidal plans.

 

Verne Troyer had a “very high” amount of alcohol in his system at the time of his death, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office tells PEOPLE.

“He was admitted with a very high level of alcohol in his system,” says coroner spokesperson Ed Winter, who notes that the case was “reported as a possible suicide.”

 

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

 

Toxicology tests have been performed and the final results could take 4-6 weeks Winter explains, saying, “His case is deferred at this time pending additional tests.” Click Here to Continue Reading

 

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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