Mike Myers Pays Tribute To Verne Troyer

Mike Myers has paid tribute to actor Verne Troyer following the announcement of his death.

Myers, who starred alongside Troyer in the Austin Powers movies and The Love Guru, said: "Verne was the consummate professional and a beacon of positivity for those of us who had the honour of working with him.

"It is a sad day, but I hope he is in a better place. He will be greatly missed."

Credit: New Line Cinema
Credit: New Line Cinema

As the tragic news of his death at just 49 broke, a host of celebrities rushed to social media to pay their respects.

Leigh Francis, also known as Keith Lemon, who worked with Troyer on Celebrity Juice and Celebrity Through The Keyhole, posted a photo of the pair on set with the caption: "Just read some terrible news that my good pal has passed. A lovely kind man. Always had fun times with him. Sad. RIP Verne. Will miss you x"

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

His death was announced via his official Facebook page in a post which read:

Troyer began acting back in 1994 and picked up roles in Men In Black and Jingle All The Way, before he found success as Mini Me in the Austin Powers movies.

The star then went on to appear in Celebrity Big Brother and was a regular on ITV2's Celebrity Juice.

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