Published 6:08 PM EDT Oct 10, 2018
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner has ruled the manner of Verne Troyer's April 21 death a suicide, although the physical cause was sequelae of alcohol intoxication.
The autopsy report released Wednesday states the "Austin Powers" star drank himself to death.
Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Martina Kennedy wrote that Troyer, 49, "reportedly made suicidal ideations" and had "a reported history of depression and chronic alcohol use with recent relapse."
She noted that no post-mortem toxicology tests were run due to his hospitalization the week he died.
Kennedy concluded, "Based on the history and circumstance, as currently known, the manner of death is suicide."
Troyer's death came less than a week after he was hospitalized for an undisclosed medical emergency and almost exactly a year after his last rehab stay.
Troyer, 49, has historically been frank about his struggles with alcohol addiction, which was documented by VH1's reality show "The Surreal Life" in 2005.
In an April 2017 Instagram post, he wrote, “I've battled alcohol addiction in the past and while it's not always been an easy fight, I'm willing to continue my fight day by day."
A statement issued by Troyer's family after his death described him as 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."
Contributing: Sara M. Moniuszko