Coroner: Verne Troyer death suicide by alcohol intoxication

The Los Angeles County coroner's office reports Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mike Myers' comical sidekick "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" movie franchise, died last April of suicide by alcohol intoxication.

According to the coroner's report Troyer had a potentially fatal level of alcohol in his system and was saying repeatedly that he wanted to die when he was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital on April 3. He died there on April 21 of multiple organ failure.

The report concluded that Troyer's death was caused by "sequelae of alcohol intoxication."

Sequelae is a term defining an action or condition leading to another ailment or, in this case, death.

Deputy Medical Examiner Martina Kennedy wrote in the report "Based on the history and circumstances as currently known, the manner of death is suicide."

Dawn Kamber