Verne Troyer, who famously played Mini-Me in two of the Austin Powers comedy films, has died aged 49.
A statement was released on his Facebook page earlier this morning confirming the news.
"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," the Facebook statement said.
According to reports, Troyer was hospitalised earlier this month in Los Angeles with the circumstances not released.
Although, Troyer had openly admitted his struggles with alcoholism, taking to Instagram on April 7 addressing the situation.
In addition the Austin Power series, Troyer is credited with appearing in 58 other movies including Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Men in Black and The Love Guru.