Verne Troyer’s Cause of Death Released

"Austin Powers" actor died earlier this year at age 49

The death of “Austin Powers” actor Verne Troyer has been certified as a suicide, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office said Wednesday.

According to the coroner’s office, Troyer died in April from sequelae of alcohol intoxication. Sequelae refers to conditions that were the consequence of a previous disease or injury.

Troyer died after being taken by paramedics from his North Hollywood, California home to a hospital in Van Nuys for reported alcohol intoxication. He was 49.

A statement released by Troyer’s representatives following his death alluded to depression and suicide. The actor had previously been treated for alcohol addiction.

“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,” read the statement. “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.”

The actor was hospitalized earlier that week after emergency personnel responded to a call at his residence. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told TheWrap that there was a call regarding a medical emergency, resulting in Troyer being transported to a local hospital.

A message was subsequently posted to Troyer’s Instagram account that read, “Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers. He’s getting the best care possible and resting comfortably. Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world. We will keep you updated here.”