Mike Myers payed tribute to his late Austin Powers; The International Man of Mystery co-star Verne Troyer, better known as mini-me.

Ryan Parker, senior staff writer for The Hollywood Reporter, tweeted Myers’ statement following the actor’s passing.

“Verne was the consummate professional and a beacon of positivity for those of us who had the honor of working with him. It is a sad day, bu I hope he’s in a better place. He will be greatly missed.”

It was a sad day in Hollywood on Saturday morning, after news broke that Troyer passed away. The 49-year-old actor became a household name following his role as Dr. Evil’s mini sidekick in the Austin Powers trilogy.