L’acteur Verne Troyer vient de nous quitter, à l’âge de 49 ans. Il était connu pour avoir incarné Mini-Moi dans Austin Powers, mais aussi pour avoir joué dans Harry Potter et Men in Black.
C’est sur le compte Instagram de l’acteur, que ses proches ont annoncé la nouvelle. La cause de la mort n’est pas précisée, mais il précise que Verne Troyer souffrait de dépression.
« La dépression et le suicide sont des problèmes très graves. On ne sait jamais quelle bataille mène quelqu’un en lui-même. Soyez gentils les uns envers les autres. Et sachez toujours qu’il n’est jamais trop tard pour venir en aide à quelqu’un »
It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today. 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. He inspired people around the world with his drive, determination, and attitude. On film & television sets, commercial shoots, at comic-con’s & personal appearances, to his own YouTube videos, he was there to show everyone what he was capable of doing. Even though his stature was small and his parents often wondered if he’d be able to reach up and open doors on his own in his life, he went on to open more doors for himself and others than anyone could have imagined. He also touched more peoples hearts than he will ever know. 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. During this recent time of adversity he was baptized while surrounded by his family. The family appreciates that they have this time to grieve privately. 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. Photo by @paulmobleystudio
Il était surtout reconnu du grand public pour avoir joué le double miniature du Docteur Denfer dans Austin Powers, mais il avait également obtenu des rôles dans Harry Potter, Men in Black ou encore Las Vegas Parano.