'Austin Powers' actor Verne Troyer passed away at 49

Popularly known for his role as Dr Evil's sidekick Mini-Me in the ‘Austin Powers’ movies, Verne Troyer has passed away at 49. In early April, Troyer was hospitalised for a reported poisoning. The actor's friend, alleged that the cops, that he was “extremely upset, drunk and suicidal". He had been placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold. The news of the actor's death was announced on his official Instagram page. No cause of death was revealed.