El fin de semana una triste noticia sacudió al cine internacional. Es que falleció a los 49 años el actor Verne Troyer, que interpretó a Mini Me en la saga de films Austin Powers, furor en la década de 2000. Su familia fue la encargada de difundir la noticia a través de las redes sociales.
De acuerdo a lo informado por TMZ ,Troyer estaba internado en una clínica desde principios de abril por problemas de adicción al alcohol y las drogas. ” Con el corazón roto y mucha tristeza informamos que Verne se ha ido. Era un ser humano que se preocupaba mucho por el otro, quería hacer reír a todo el mundo. Si alguien necesitaba algo, él iba en su ayuda”, decía el mensaje que emitieron sus seres cercanos para informar su partida.
El último posteo del actor en Instagram había sido el 28 de marzo durante un evento. Troyer publicó un collage de divertidas fotos vestido con una remera de ACDC. Su compañero en Austin Powers, Miker Myers lo despidió con un sentido texto.
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