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Verne Troyer, who played 'Mini-Me' in 'Austin Powers' movies, dead at 49

Verne Troyer attends the world premiere of "BOO! A Madea Halloween" held at ArcLight Cinerama Dome on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)
Verne Troyer attends the world premiere of "BOO! A Madea Halloween" held at ArcLight Cinerama Dome on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)

Actor Verne Troyer died Saturday at age 49.

TMZ obtained a statement from Troyer's family about Troyer's passing. He was best known his role as 'Mini-Me' in the 'Austin Powers' films.

The news was confirmed on his official Facebook page.

"It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today," the page read. "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."

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