{RIP} American Horror Story Actor Ben Woolf Dies After Car Accident

Published On February 24, 2015 | By admin | Local & Worldwide News

Ben Woolf, an actor on “American Horror Story,” has died four days after being hit by a car, a spokesman said. He was 34.

Woolf died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, publicist Zack Teperman said. Woolf’s family was at his side. The Los Angeles Times, citing Teperman, reported that Woolf had suffered a stroke.

The 4-foot-4 actor, who was diagnosed with pituitary dwarfism at a young age, was hospitalized in critical condition Thursday after he was hit by the side mirror of a passing vehicle in Hollywood. The motorist, who remained at the scene after the accident, was interviewed by officers, but no citations were issued.

Woolf was a cast member on the FX show in its first season, in 2011, when he played a character called the Infantata. In the latest installment, “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” he appeared as Meep. The Los Angeles Times reported that Woolf worked as a preschool teacher in addition to his acting.

“He was a tremendous professional and an incredibly kind person, beloved by the ‘American Horror Story’ family,” FX and the show’s producers said in a statement.

Members of Woolf’s family said in a statement that they were overwhelmed by the love and support they’ve received for him. The Times reported that Woolf was not married and had no children, but his dog, Lisa, would be adopted by his mother.

Teperman, his publicist, called Woolf “one-of-a-kind,” a caring and hard-working man.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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