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Michigan native, Verne Troyer, dead at 49

On Saturday the family of Verne Troyer announced the 49-year-olds passing in an Instagram post.

Troyer was an actor and activist born in Sturgis, Michigan.

At birth Troyer was diagnosed with achondroplasia dwarfism from birth. He grew to be only 2 foot 8 inches tall.

Verne Troyer became an icon after coining the role of Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movie series as well as countless other roles in the movie industry.

Troyer was battling depression according to the Instagram post.

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