E! News is reporting that Verne Troyer’s cause of death has been ruled as suicide.
According to the media house, this was confirmed in a statement released by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, who said that the actor’s cause of death is listed as suicide by “alcohol intoxication.”
Troyer, born with the condition achondroplasia dwarfism, was rushed to the hospital on April 3, 2018 after paramedics were called to his home for reported alcohol intoxication. He was hospitalized, TMZ reported, and was placed on a 5150 hold because authorities believed he was suicidal.
His team put a statement confirming the incident and also asking fans to “keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers.”
The statement continued, “He’s getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably. Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world.”
Sadly, the Austin Powers star passed away three weeks later at the age of 49.