“American Horror Story” lost a cast member Monday. Ben Woolf, who was featured in Season 1 and Season 4 of the FX miniseries, died following injuries he sustained last week. The 34-year-old actor was jaywalking in Hollywood when the side view mirror of an SUV struck his head.
According to TMZ, Woolf was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center since the accident occurred on Thursday. His condition was upgraded to “stable” over the weekend, however he died from a stroke on Monday afternoon.
In Season 4, “Freak Show,” Woolf played Meep, a performer with pituitary dwarfism who would bite the heads off of chickens. His character was framed for murder and carted off to prison. The cast of “American Horror Story” took to Twitter to mourn their co-star:
Ben Woolf... We will never forget you. RIP https://t.co/FDqMe8O9Fz
— Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) February 24, 2015
— Rose Siggins (@RoseSiggins) February 24, 2015
Dear Ben, Yours was a sweet and gentle soul. "May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."
— Kathy Bates (@MsKathyBates) February 24, 2015
Very sad tonight to learn of @Bwoolf 's death. He was a beautiful person, a joy to work with and an honor to have known.
— Denis O'Hare (@denisohare) February 24, 2015
RIP Ben Woolf. One of the most inspirational people I've ever met. http://t.co/3mlXoNhOM3
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) February 24, 2015
I will love you forever, #BenWoolf. I only wish you were alive for me to tell you. You were the first one to wish me happy Valentine's Day.
— Naomi Grossman (@naomiwgrossman) February 24, 2015
Just heard the awful news. RIP Ben Woolf. Such a sweet man and far too young to leave this world. @AHSFX :.(
— Michael Chiklis (@MichaelChiklis) February 24, 2015