Este sábado se dió a conocer que el actor Verne Troyer murió. Él se catapultó a la fama por su papel como Mini Me en las películas de Austin Powers. Otro personaje que interpretó fue Griphook en Harry Potter.

Verne Troyer, famoso por su actuación en las comedias de Austin Powers, murió este sábado a los 49 años.

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Mini Me y sus problemas de alcohol

Según reportó el portal TMZ, Troyer estaba recibiendo tratamiento por alcoholismo. A principios de mes había sido internado en un hospital por una posible intoxicación etílica, luego de que la policía lo encontrara ebrio.

Troyer también había sufrido problemas de depresión e ideas suicidas. El actor, que comenzó su carrera en el cine en 1994, nació con un trastorno genético que le causó enanismo.

Troyer alcanzó la fama en 1999, con el papel de “Mini Me” en la película Austin Powers, protagonizada por Mike Myers, que tuvo su segunda parte en 2002.

En 2001, Troyer interpretó a Griphook, en el filme Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal.

El mensaje de su cuenta oficial de Instagram en el que se anuncia su muerte, se refiere a Troyer como un “luchador”.

It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today. Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked towards spreading that message everyday. He inspired people around the world with his drive, determination, and attitude. On film & television sets, commercial shoots, at comic-con’s & personal appearances, to his own YouTube videos, he was there to show everyone what he was capable of doing. Even though his stature was small and his parents often wondered if he’d be able to reach up and open doors on his own in his life, he went on to open more doors for himself and others than anyone could have imagined. He also touched more peoples hearts than he will ever know. 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. During this recent time of adversity he was baptized while surrounded by his family. The family appreciates that they have this time to grieve privately. 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. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in Verne’s name to either of his two favorite charities; The Starkey Hearing Foundation and Best Buddies. Photo by @paulmobleystudio

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“La depresión y el suicidio son asuntos serios”, dice el mensaje. “Nunca sabes qué tipo de batallas lleva alguien por dentro”.

Mini Me

 

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