American Horror Story: Freak Show actor Ben Woolf has died in hospital four days after he was hit by a car in a freak accident while crossing a Hollywood street.
The popular 4ft 4in star was struck by the side-view mirror of a SUV last Thursday. He died of a stroke on Monday in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills, reports TMZ.
Woolf, 34, talked in the video above about the difficulties in being accepted as “a freak” in Los Angeles, where he lived and worked as a pre-school teacher when he wasn’t acting.
But his family told TMZ: “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 ands within his work.”
The diminutive actor’s organs are being donated to help as many as 50 people, his family said. The driver wasn’t ticketed as Woolf was jaywalking at the time.
“Ben was one-of-a-kind, and will never be forgotten,” said a statement from Woolf’s agency, ZTPR. “The time we all shared together will be remembered forever.”
He was on the first season of American Horror Story: Murder House as The Infantata and returned for the fourth season of the FX anthology series set in a Florida freak show in 1952 to play a character called Meep, who could only say one word, “Meep.”
The fifth season of AHS is expected to premier in October 2015.