Celebs mourn death of Verne Troyer

ANI | Updated: Apr 22, 2018 17:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 22 (ANI): Hollywood celebrities took to twitter to express grief following the death of actor Verne Troyer, with many fellow stars leading the charge.

Troyer, who is best known for playing Mini-Me in the 'Austin Powers' films, died at the age of 49.

The actor, who was born with the genetic disorder known as achondroplasia dwarfism, had openly battled depression and alcoholism.

American actress, Emma Kenny, took to Twitter and wrote, "When celebs end their lives, we are reminded of the crisis that depression causes. Money means little in life, and these events remind us all that we must reach out to one another, and notice when others are struggling whilst loving each other just a little more x #Vernetroyer."

Actor and producer, Dean Cain tweeted, "RIP #Vernetroyer @VerneTroyer You lived a big life, my friend."

Actor Tony Hawk, famously known as The Birdman, also tweeted, "Thanks for all the laughs, generosity and heartfelt support, @VerneTroyer; I will always be a big fan, and it was a huge honour when you bought my used shoes and skateboard at our @THF auction."

American activist, Marlee Matlin wrote," So sad to read of the passing of Verne Troyer. A lovely smile with a caring and big heart, he helped raise money on behalf of @starkeycares for free hearing aids for deaf and hard of hearing people. RIP."

Troyer has worked in various movies like Austin Powers, Bubble Boy, Wishmaster and many others. (ANI)