Verne Troyer, the actor best known to audiences as the scene-stealing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers franchise, has died at age 49. Troyer’s family confirmed the actor’s passing in a statement on Verne’s official Facebook page. “It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today,” read a post addressing Troyer’s passing. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible.