'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Actress Rose Siggins Dead at 43

by Emily Krauser 3:47 PM PST, December 12, 2015
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American Horror Story: Freak Show actress Rose Siggins died on Saturday morning, ET can confirm. She was 43.

Siggins, who played Legless Suzi on the hit TV show, checked into a hospital in Denver on Monday for kidney stone surgery, according to TMZ. During the week, she reportedly contracted an infection that spread through her body and became fatal.

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A GoFundMe page was created by her rep, James Mullen, to help raise money for Siggins' two children, 16-year-old son, Luke, and 9-year-old daughter, Shelby.

"I'm sad to report that Rose has passed away this morning around 7:30 a.m.," Mullen wrote on Saturday. "All funds raised will now be directed to final expenses and the continuing support of her children."

"I suppose Elsa Mars said it best: 'The death of a beloved monster is always a sorrow, but never a surprise. If oddly-formed organs or a random physical anomaly doesn't claim them, then it is at the sheer density of their blaze. A carny's life burns and brighter than most. It is bound to extinguish sooner,'" he added, quoting the character portrayed by Jessica Lange in Freak Show.

FX Networks and AHS producers also shared their condolences with ET following Siggins' death. "We are saddened to learn of the passing of Rose Siggins," the statement read. "She was beloved by everyone in the AHS family. She was a kind person, a loving mother and a very talented actor. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this time."

Siggins, who grew up in Pueblo, Colorado, was born with a rare genetic disorder called sarcal agenesis. According to her website, she had both of her legs amputated when she was two. The site also states that her pregnancy with Luke "was extraordinary and ground breaking, [as] no one with sacral agenesis had carried a baby to nearly full term nor gave birth to a normal child."

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In addition to her work on AHS: Freak Show, the actress also appeared as herself in Ripley's Believe It or Not and Extraodrinary People, and her IMDB page said she was currently filming the doctumentary, Schlitzie: One of Us.

Members of the AHS family, as well as fans and friends, took to social media to pay their respects to Siggins, including Sarah Paulson, Naomi Grossman and Angela Bassett.