American Horror Story Actor Dies Aged 34 After Road Accident
Ben Woolf suffers fatal stroke in hospital following accident last week...
One of the stars of American Horror Story: Freak Show has died in hospital following a road traffic accident last week.
Ben Woolf, 34, was hit by a car while crossing the road in Hollywood last Thursday - and had been in hospital since then.
The 4ft 4in-tall actor, best-known for playing Meep on the last series of AHS, was apparently struck by the wing mirror of a passing vehicle as he attempted to cross the street.
And TMZ reports that he yesterday passed away after suffering a stroke at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
"We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from all over the world for our beloved Ben," a family representative told the gossip site. "He touched so many hearts in his 34 years.
"His memory will live on within each of us and within his work."
And tributes were also paid by co-star Kathy Bates and by show creator Ryan Murphy.
Bates tweeted: "Dear Ben, Yours was a sweet and gentle soul. 'May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest'."
Dear Ben, Yours was a sweet and gentle soul. "May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."
— Kathy Bates (@MsKathyBates) 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
Murphy wrote: "RIP Ben Woolf. One of the most inspirational people I've ever met."
MailOnline reports that the driver will not be facing charges because Woolf was "jaywalking".
A memorial service is reportedly being planned for next week in Santa Barbara.