WWE Issues Statement On Actor Verne Troyer’s Passing

Verne Troyer and The Miz

Verne Troyer, best known for playing Mini-Me in two of the Austin Powers comedy films and being one of the shortest men in the world, has died at the age of 49, according to statements posted to his social media accounts Saturday.

WWE issued a statement on Troyer, who appeared as a Raw guest host on November 30, 2009, and arranged a match between The Miz and Mark Henry.

Actor Verne Troyer passes away

WWE is saddened to learn that Verne Troyer has passed away at age 49.

Best-known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films and Griphook in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the actor also served as a guest General Manager on Monday Night Raw in November 2009. After engaging The Miz in a war of words, Troyer put the reluctant A-Lister into a match against future WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry.

WWE extends its condolences to Troyer’s family, friends and fans.