Nobody seems to want to say why poor Verne Troyer (a.k.a. “Mini Me” in two Austin Powers films, The Spy Who Shagged Me and Goldmember) is gone at age 49, but apparently it had something to do with alcohol and depression and possibly even suicide…who knows? Troyer’s reps aren’t disclosing but a statement says that the actor “was 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. Depression and suicide are very serious issues. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside.”

Hugs and condolences to Troyer’s friends, fans, colleagues and family.