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Illustration for article titled R.I.P. iAmerican Horror Story/i’s Ben Woolf

According to TMZ, American Horror Story actor Ben Woolf has died. Woolf was hit in the head by a moving car while crossing a street last Thursday, and after he suffered a stroke, his doctors were unable to resuscitate him. He was 34.


Woolf played Meep on Freak Show, American Horror Story‘s most recent season, but he also appeared in the first season as a demonic child living in the basement of the Murder House. In a statement given to TMZ, Woolf’s family said, “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.” Also, American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy tweeted that Woolf was “one of the most inspirational people [he has] ever met.”

As reported by E! News, the driver who struck Woolf has not been charged with anything—and most likely won’t be—since the police say Woolf was jaywalking at the time, and thus, “no crime was committed.” TMZ adds that his organs are being donated, and they “will help about 50 people.”

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