American Horror Story actor Ben Woolf has died.
The star, who portrays circus performer Meep in the show’s most recent Freak Show season, was struck by a car last week.
And according to TMZ, Ben passed away from a stroke on Monday afternoon at the age of 34.
“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,” Ben’s family told the outlet.
The star’s vital organs will be donated and his body parts are thought to be helping out as many as 50 people. Ben’s memorial service will reportedly be held in Santa Barbara, California.
Ben was hit by an SUV as he crossed a Hollywood street the night of Thursday, February 19. Although the driver clipped the actor with the vehicle’s side-view mirror, no arrests were made or any citations issued. Legal action supposedly wasn’t pursued due to the fact that Ben was jaywalking.
It’s claimed Ben was heavily sedated throughout his stay at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Apparently doctors upgraded his condition from critical to stable over the weekend, but warned the situation was still precarious due to the fact he hadn’t woken up since being admitted.
Many have taken to social media expressing their grief over his death.
Actor-and-producer Seth Michaels, who worked with Ben on the 2014 film Haunting Charles Manson, is among those who will miss his colleague.
“I had the pleasure of knowing and working with #BenWoolf it breaks my heart to see him go so soon, #RIP buddy you are in a much better place (sic),” Seth wrote on Instagram.
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