Verne Troyer, who is best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films has died at the age of 49.
Troyer, who was 2ft 8in (81cm) tall also played Griphook in the first Harry Potter film.
His cause of death is not yet clear but his family a statement on his social media accounts referenced 'depression and suicide'.
“Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh.
Depression and suicide are very serious issues. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside.
Be kind to one another. And always know, it’s never too late to reach out to someone for help.”
Troyer appeared on a number of reality TV shows, including Celebrity Big Brother in the UK in 2009.
He has also made regular appearances on Celebrity Juice and starred in Keith Lemon's feature length film, Keith Lemon: The Film.
He also appeared opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Christmas film Jingle All The Way
Earlier this month, Troyer was admitted to hospital but his family did not say what he was suffering from.
He was treated for alcohol addiction last year and released a statement addressing his problems.
"While it's not always been an easy fight, I'm willing to continue my fight day by day".