Raise Your Wands to the Late Verne Troyer

Apr 21, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

HP Cast

It is with heavy hearts that we report on the death of Verne Troyer, who sadly passed away today, aged 49.

WARNING: Depression, suicide. 

Leaky learned of his passing from a post from his team on his official Facebook page, which warns of the importance of taking mental health seriously, and the need to show empathy and kindness towards others, as “you never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside”

“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.”

It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that
Verne passed away today.

Verne was an extremely…

Posted by Verne J Troyer on Saturday, 21 April 2018

After his hospitalisation earlier this month and his admittance to rehab last year, Verne’s team confirmed he was ” getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably”, and we are incredibly saddened to hear that he has passed away and lost his battle with personal ongoing struggles.

Troyer portrayed Griphook in the Harry Potter and the Philsopher’s Stone film, but is also well known for his role as “Mini-Me” in Austin Powers, as well as Men In Black, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Love Guru, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. A beloved actor dedicated to his fans and to various causes, he’s certainly made his mark on the world.


Join us in raising our wands and remembering the late Verne J Troyer’s impressive legacy. /*

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