‘American Horror Story’ actor Ben Woolf Dies at Age 34

Ben Woolf who is an actor on “American Horror Story: Freak show” has passed away in L.A after being injured in a street accident, a spokesman said. He was 34. Woolf passed away Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Woolf’s family was at his side.

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A source close to Woolf told TMZ that Woolf had died from a stroke on Monday afternoon. Woolf had been hospitalized and was in critical condition after being hit by the side mirror of a passing vehicle on an LA-Area Street last week.

The driver of the vehicle did stop at the scene of the accident but was not cited or arrested due to the fact that Woolf had been jaywalking. Woolf had been a cast member on the FX show in its first season, in 2011; he played a character called the Infantata. In the latest installment of “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” he rejoins the cast as Meep.

FX and the show’s producers gave a statement, “He was a tremendous professional and an incredibly kind person, beloved by the ‘American Horror Story’ family.” The doctors had upgraded his condition to stable over the weekend, but still warned it was touch and go since he had not woken up.

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Sources say that Woolf’s organs are being donated and will help about 50 people. The memorial service will be held in Santa Barbara.  A spokesperson for the Woolf’s family said in a statement, “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.”

Woolf’s publicist Teperman called Woolf “one-of-a-kind,” saying he was a caring and hard-working man.

 

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