Verne Troyer first met with Jay Roach to discuss portraying Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, directed by Roach and starring co-creator Mike Myers, before filming for the series' second film began. Myers was impressed with Troyer's performance, rewriting the script for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) to give Mini-Me more screen time and remove the character's death. Troyer reprised the role three years later in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), and collaborated again with Myers on The Love Guru (2008). On April 21, 2018, Troyer died at the age of 49. Verne Troyer has hand signed this Austin Powers Mini Me 8x10 Photo. JSA Hologram and Certificate of Authenticity.