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.

The actor’s representatives said at the time of his death that he had struggled with depression and thoughts of suicide and was admitted to a hospital in a similar condition the year before.

Troyer shot to fame playing Mini-Me in the 1999 film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and its 2002 sequel Austin Powers In Goldmember.

The actor also starred as banker-goblin Griphook in Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone.

He appeared in dozens of TV shows, videos and other films in a career spanning more than 20 years, including Celebrity Big Brother in the UK in 2009.

After being in hospital last year and completing a stint in rehab, he spoke of his battle with alcohol and said: As you know, I’ve battled alcohol addiction in the past and while it’s not always been an easy fight, I’m willing to continue my fight day by day.

:: Anyone feeling emotionally distressed or suicidal can call Samaritans for help on 116 123 or email [email protected] in the UK. In the US, call the Samaritans branch in your area or 1 (800) 273-TALK.

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