‘American Horror Story’ Actor Ben Woolf Dies From Head Injury
Incredibly sad news to report: American Horror Story: Freak Show actor Ben Woolf passed away today (Feb. 23) after succumbing to a head injury he suffered last week.
According to E! News, Woolf's rep said in a statement, "Ben was one-of-a-kind, and will never be forgotten. The time we all shared together will be remembered forever." His family went on to say, "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."
Woolf was best known for his work as Meep on American Horror Story: Freak Show. As we first reported last week, he was in critical condition after being struck in the head by a moving car mirror while crossing a street on Hollywood Boulevard. He was taken to a hospital where he remained in critical condition until he passed away today.
E! News reportedly spoke with one of Woolf's co-stars from American Horror Story, Naomi Grossman, a few days after the accident took place. At the time she said, "It's awful to hear the news of your friend in an accident. We're very close...So we're just hoping for the best. I'm waiting like for any moment they're going to tell me I can go visit and I'll be there."
The person driving the car that hit Woolf was not charged as it was deemed an accident and the driver stayed on the scene.
Our thoughts go out to Woolf's family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.