‘American Horror Story’ actor Ben Woolf dies aged 34 following road accident

Actor played Infantata in Season One and Meep in Season Four

American Horror Story actor Ben Woolf has died at the age of 34.

Woolf, who played Infantata in the first season of American Horror Story and Meep in the fourth and most recent season, Freak Show, sustained a head injury in a road accident last Thursday night (February 19). The actor, who stood at 4 feet 4 inches tall, was hit in the head by a car mirror as he crossed a street in Hollywood.

Following the accident, Woolf was taken to L.A.’s Cedar Sinai hospital, where he remained until he passed away following a stroke yesterday (February 23). The actor’s family said in a statement to E! News: “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.”

Meanwhile, American Horror Story‘s co-creator Ryan Murphy has paid tribute to Woolf on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/MrRPMurphy/status/570026021182771200

Woolf’s American Horror Story: Freak Show co-star Naomi Grossman – Pepper in the spooky US drama – has also paid her respects on Twitter, writing: “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.”