It stood out in stark contrast to the countless lighthearted, and often hilarious, photos and videos that had dominated his pages.
"As you know, I've battled alcohol addiction in the past and while it's not been an easy fight, I'm willing to continue my fight day by day".
Troyer was best known for his role as Mini-Me in Mike Myers' Austin Powersfilms.
But the post lacked any trace of Troyer's usual breezy cheerfulness. They said that for "anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible".
The Baywatch star posted "R.I.P Verne Troyer" along with the image. "With your support, I got this". A statement shared by his family made references to the actor's "battles" as well as depression and suicide, but did not indicate a cause of death.
Almost six months after his shocking passing, Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer's cause of death has finally been revealed, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report.
When Verne Troyer died unexpectedly in April, there was speculation it was a suicide - and now the L.A. coroner's report confirms it.
Following an autopsy and other medical tests, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has ruled he died from the effects of alcohol and his death was a suicide. In an emergency, call 000.
The post went on to describe how Troyer inspired people and exceeded expectations. It took a few months for the Coroner's Office to determine what actually killed the "Austin Powers" actor. He was reportedly being treated for alcohol poisoning because his blood alcohol level was triple the 0.08 limit.
Troyer appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in the United Kingdom in 2009 and in a number of reality TV shows. The clip showed a drunk Troyer riding around on his motorized wheelchair naked before urinating in the corner of a room.
On April 3, he was transported by ambulance to a Van Nuys hospital from his home in North Hollywood, located in the 8000 block of Teesdale Avenue, after reported alcohol intoxication, the release stated. Just a year earlier, he voluntarily checked into a treatment center.