CBB’s heartbreaking Verne Troyer battle with alcohol before tragic death at 49

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Former Celebrity Big Brother roommate Verne Troyer died tragically years after he appeared on reality TV.The actor, best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films, died by suicide in 2018 at the age of 49.

Verne, who appeared on CBB in 2009, has struggled with his addiction to alcohol for years.

The star, who had cartilaginous hair hypoplasia and was 2 feet 8 inches tall, even after getting drunk on the scooter he used to get around while staying in the famous house.

Verne caused chaos one night when he pushed his scooter into the door of the newspaper room.

He had been busy flirting with roommates La Toya Jackson and Mutya Buena when the accident happened after he had put down three glasses of champagne and started blurring words.



Verne was 49 years old when he died

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He had been called to the Diary Room after asking Coolio for more alcohol when he told the rapper to look at the door and crashed.

The impact lifted his tiny frame from the seat of his vehicle, but he finally entered the room to speak to Big Brother.

Verne went through a long battle with alcohol dependence and depression before his tragic death, which was found to be suicide by alcohol poisoning.

He struggled with his demons for years and, in the weeks leading up to his death, he was placed in involuntary psychiatric detention.



Verne Troyer, very drunk, driving his scooter and spilling things going on in the Big Brother house
Verne crashed his drunk scooter in CBB



Verne in the newspaper room with Coolio and La Toya Jackson

The decision was made after his friends contacted emergency services for help when they worried about him.

Verne had made numerous visits to rehabilitation centers and in 2002 he almost died from alcohol poisoning.

A year before his death, he had told his fans that he was going voluntarily to a treatment center.

He wrote on social media: “As you know, I have fought alcohol addiction in the past and although it has not always been an easy fight, I am ready to continue my fight day after day. day. “



Verne starred in Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies

When Verne died, the announcement on his official Facebook page made reference to his long battle with alcoholism and depression.

He said, “Verne was also a fighter when it came to his own battles.

“Over the years, he has fought and won, fought and won, fought and fought a little more, but unfortunately this time was too much. ”

He added, “Depression and suicide are very serious problems. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through. Be kind to each other. And always know that it is never too late to ask someone for help. ”

At his death, Verne had three times the legal alcohol limit in his body.

* The Samaritans (116,123) operate a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down your feelings or are concerned about being heard over the phone, you can send an email to the Samaritans at [email protected]

* Verne’s time in CBB has been included in the best shows of Big Brother on Channel 4

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