Verne Troyer, “Mini-Me”, Dies at 49

TMZ reports that actor Verne Troyer had passed away at the age of 49.  Known for “Mini-Me” in the Austin Powers series, he also had roles in Men in Black, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and a handful of reality shows over the years.  Vern had struggled with alcoholism in his life and reportedly had been hospitalized since the beginning of the month.

RIP.  — [eric]