Ben Woolf, who portrayed Meep on American Horror Story: Freak Show, died Monday from a head injury he sustained last week after being struck by a vehicle, his rep confirmed. He was 34.
The actor was swiped in the head by the side mirror of a car while crossing a street in Hollywood last Thursday night. He was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
The police confirmed the incident was not a hit and run, as the driver remained at the scene.
Woolf’s family has, “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,” the family said in a statement.
The producers of American Horror Story, FX and 20th Century Fox Television released this statement:
“We are saddened to learn the tragic news about Ben Woolf. He was a tremendous professional and an incredibly kind person, beloved by the American Horror Story family. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans during this difficult time.”
The shows co-creator, Ryan Murphy, remembered Woolf by tweeting an interview the actor did during the filming of Freak Show.
“Ben was one-of-a-kind, and will never be forgotten… The time we all shared together will be remembered forever,” Woolf’s rep said in a statement to EW.
In addition to playing Meep in Freak Show, Woolf also appeared in the first season of American Horror Story.
TMZ first reported the news.