Hollywood is mourning the death of Verne Troyer.
The actor, who was best known for starring as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films, died on Saturday. He was 49.
In a statement to ET, Mike Myers, who worked closely with Troyer in Austin Powers, paid tribute to his former co-star. "Verne was the consummate professional and a beacon of positivity for those of us who had the honor of working with him," he said. "It is a sad day, but I hope he is in a better place. He will be greatly missed."
Other stars took to social media to share their grief and honor Troyer's memory.
"#RIPVerneTroyer sad to loose a #LEGEND and friend -- LONG LIVE my little Buddy @VerneTroyer #VerneTroyer," Vanilla Ice tweeted, while Ludacris wrote, "R.I.P. Verne Troyer aka Mini Me. You made it to that #1 Spot 🙏 Glad we got to make history."
R.I.P. Verne Troyer aka Mini Me. You made it to that #1 Spot 🙏 Glad we got to make history… https://t.co/263AEJ8Z9s— Ludacris (@Ludacris) April 21, 2018
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So sad to read of the passing of Verne Troyer. A lovely smile with a caring and big heart, he helped raise money on behalf of @starkeycares for free hearing aids for deaf and hard of hearing people. RIP pic.twitter.com/pgA91tWPo6— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) April 21, 2018
Troyer's team announced his death on Saturday in a lengthy post on his Instagram account.
"It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today," the post read. "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."