Verne Troyer died of ‘suicide by alcohol intoxication


Mini-Me actor Verne Troyer died of suicide by alcohol intoxication, a coroner in Los Angeles has said.

The 49-year-old had a potentially fatal level of alcohol in his system and was saying repeatedly that he wanted to die when he was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital on 3 April.

Troyer, who was born with a form of dwarfism that stopped him growing past 2ft 8ins, died at the hospital on 21 April of multiple organ failure.

The coroner’s report said: “Based on the history and circumstances as currently known, the manner of death is suicide.”

Troyer weighed just 3.9st (55lbs) and arrived at the hospital with a blood-alcohol level above 300mg/ml – enough to be fatal for some adults.

He managed to call an ambulance to his home and said repeatedly during the emergency call that he wanted to die.

When Troyer arrived in hospital, he continued to say that he wanted to die, the coroner’s report said.


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