'American Horror Story' Star Ben Woolf Dead at 34

by Meredith B. Kile 5:30 PM PST, February 23, 2015
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American Horror Story: Freak Show star Ben Woolf died Monday after injuries sustained when the actor was struck by a car.

Woolf was reportedly crossing the street in Hollywood last Thursday when he was struck in the head by the side mirror of a passing car. The 34-year-old was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and succumbed to his injuries Monday.

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

Woolf played fan favorite Meep in this season's American Horror Story: Freak Show and also appeared in the show's first season.

"Ben was one-of-a-kind, and will never be forgotten," Woolf’s agency, ZTPR, said in a statement. "The time we all shared together will be remembered forever."

The following statement was released by the producers of American Horror Story, FX and 20th Century Fox Television: "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."

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