Ben Woolf has died. The star from American Horror Story, Dead Kansas, Woggie and TV Face passed away on February 23, 2015 of a head injury, at the time of his death he was thirty four years old. When he was young he had been diagnosed with pituitary dwarfism, which caused his bones to shrink. Woolf, who was actually a preschool teacher, and who considered his acting a side job was reportedly jay walking when he was struck in the head by the side mirror of a passing car on a Hollywood, California street.
“Ben was one-of-a-kind, and will never be forgotten,” Woolf’s rep tells E! News in a statement. “The time we all shared together will be remembered forever.”
Additionally, Woolf’s family said,
“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. His memory will live on within each of us and within his work.”
Woolf stood four feet four inches and he was known for character Meep on Freak Show.
According to TMZ,
which first reported the news of his death, Woolf died at L.A.’s Cedars Sinai hospital after he had a stroke.
On Saturday, just two days after the accident occurred, E! News spoke to Woolf’s Freak Show co-star Naomi Grossman about the tragic accident. “It’s awful to hear the news of your friend [in an accident],
” Grossman, who plays Pepper on the hit series, told E! News exclusively this weekend. “We’re very close.”
“We’re all in contact, and from what I understand Kathy Bates tweeted that he was out of surgery and he’s now in stable yet still critical condition. So we’re just hoping for the best. I’m waiting like for any moment they’re going to tell me I can go visit and I’ll be there.”
The driver of the car involved in the incident was not ticketed because Woolf was jaywalking, LAPD previously confirmed to E! News. “No crime was committed,” the LAPD said. “The driver remained at the scene.”