American Horror Story Star Ben Woolf Dies Following Car Accident

Published on February 24, 2015.
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Ben Woolf, a star of FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show has died following a serious car accident on Thursday February 19 in Los Angeles, he was 34.

Multiple sources have confirmed that Woolf, who played Meep on the hit show, passed away on Monday February 23 following a stroke stemming from serious head injuries he sustained from the accident.

Although an official cause of death is still pending according to the Los Angeles medical examiner on his case, it is known that the actor was hit in the head by the side-view mirror of a passing SUV as he was crossing a street in Hollywood less than a week ago although the driver of the vehicle was reportedly not ticketed because Woolf had been jaywalking.

The 4’4″ actor was diagnosed with pituitary dwarfism as a child but that did not stop him from finding success with roles in films like Dead Kansas and Haunting Charles Manson, and of course his major role on AHS.

Woolf’s family released a statement following his passing saying, “We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from all over the world for our beloved Ben. He touched so many hearts in his 34 years. His memory will live on within each of us and within his work.”

More tributes poured in from the show’s producers, FX and 20th Century Fox who stated, “We are saddened to learn the tragic news about Ben Woolf. He was a tremendous professional and an incredibly kind person, beloved by the American Horror Story family. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans during this difficult time.”

His rep also reflected on the late actor, “Ben was one-of-a-kind, and will never be forgotten… The time we all shared together will be remembered forever.”

Woolf’s organs are being donated and will reportedly save the lives of over 50 people.

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