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Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil's small, silent sidekick "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" movie franchise, has died.A statement provided by Troyer's representatives that was also posted to his Instagram and Facebook accounts said the actor died Saturday.No cause of death was given, but the statement describes Troyer as a "fighter" unable to overcome a recent bout of adversity, then goes on to discuss depression and suicide.Troyer became a celebrity and pop-culture phenomenon after starring alongside Mike Myers as "Mini-Me," the tiny, hairless clone of villain Dr. Evil in two of the three "Austin Powers" films.Both hero and villain were played by Myers, who also put Troyer in his 2008 film "The Love Guru".Troyer was baptized surrounded by his family during his struggles, the statement said.
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