This is so heartbreaking. Actor Ben Woolf, who was known for playing Meep on ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’, has died from head injuries he sustained when he was hit by a car in Los Angeles on Feb. 19.
So sad. Ben Woolf has died at age 34. The beloved actor passed away in a Los Angeles hospital on Feb. 23, four days after he was struck in the head by a car’s side-view mirror when he was crossing the street in Hollywood on Feb. 19.
Ben Woolf Dead: ‘American Horror Story’ Star Dies After Being Hit By Car
Ben had been heavily sedated at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles since the car accident, according to a new report from TMZ. The actor reportedly died from a stroke Monday afternoon, Feb. 23.
This is such a tragic turn of events, especially since Ben’s health seemed to be improving over the weekend, with doctors reportedly upgrading him to “critical but stable condition,” according to the New York Daily News.
Ben’s family released an emotional statement to TMZ, 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.”
Ben Woolf’s Legacy
While American Horror Story fans will recognize Ben as Infantata from the show’s first season, and Meep from Freak Show, he was also featured in several other films and television series, most notably Dead Kansas, Woggie and TV Face.
According to his IMDb page, Ben was actually a preschool teacher who considered acting a hobby.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ben’s loved ones during this very difficult time.
— Tierney McAfee