Ben Woolf Dead: American Horror Story Actor Dies From Stroke After Head Injury

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Ben Woolf Dead

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Ben Woolf is dead. The “American Horror Story” actor died from a stroke on Monday, several days after suffering a head injury when he was hit by a car. Woolf was 34.

As Gossip Cop reported, Woolf was struck in the head by the mirror of a passing SUV as he walked across a street in Hollywood last Thursday. He was hospitalized in intensive care, before being upgraded to stable condition on Friday. He remained under heavy sedation, however, and had not woken up from the accident.

Now TMZ reports Woolf never regained consciousness, and had a fatal stroke on Monday at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Woolf’s family says in a statement, “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.” The family further says Woolf’s organs will be donated, and he will be remembered in a memorial service held in Santa Barbara next week.

The actor was allegedly jaywalking at the moment he was hit, so the unidentified driver of the SUV was not ticketed. The 4’4″ Woolf, who had pituitary dwarfism, portrayed Infantata in the first season of “American Horror Story” and played Meep in the recent “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy tweeted Monday night, “RIP Ben Woolf. One of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met.” Gossip Cop sends condolences to Woolf’s family, as well as his friends and colleagues.


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