Ben Woolf Dies; ‘American Horror Story’ Actor Was 34

Ben Woolf, the American Horror Story: Freak Show actor who was severely injured in a Hollywood traffic accident, died today. He was 34. Woolf’s agency confirmed his death to Deadline.

“We are saddened to learn the tragic news about Ben Woolf,” AHS‘ producers, FX and 20th Century Fox Television said in a joint statement tonight. “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.”

The actor, who stood 4-foot-4, was struck in the head by the side mirror of a passing car Thursday at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Gramercy Place. He was taken to at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in critical condition. Police told Deadline the driver pulled over and remained at the scene and was not facing any charges.

Woolf played Meep in three episodes of FX’s American Horror Story this past season. He appeared in indie horror features Haunting Charles Manson, Dead Kansas and Unlucky Charms.

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