“His case was reported as a possible suicide and that he was admitted with a very high level of alcohol in his system. His case is deferred at this time pending additional tests.”
Troyer, known for his “Mini Me” role, reportedly had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he was rushed to the hospital. He was on life support until Saturday, April 21, 2018 when he passed away.
Two weeks prior to his death he reportedly attempted suicide and overdosed on alcohol. His most recent stint in rehab was in 2017.
His family posted a touching tribute to him upon his death.
“It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today,” they wrote and didn’t shy away from his problems.
“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.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in Verne’s name to either of his two favorite charities; The Starkey Hearing Foundation and Best Buddies.”
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