Ben Woolf, the four-foot-four actor who played Meep on American Horror Story: Freak Show, died Monday from a head injury, according to Variety. An SUV driver reportedly struck Woolf, 34, in the head with the car's mirror last week while the actor was crossing a Hollywood street. The AP reported that the driver stopped at the scene of the collision but was not arrested or cited.
"We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from all over the world for our beloved Ben," Woolf's family said in a statement. "He touched so many hearts in his 34 years. His memory will live on within each of us and within his work." Woolf appeared in Ryan Murphy's AHS miniseries, first as Infantata and most recently as Meep. Murphy and more of Woolf's colleagues shared remembrances via social media following news of the actor's death Monday night:
RIP Ben Woolf. One of the most inspirational people I've ever met. http://t.co/3mlXoNhOM3— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) February 24, 2015
RIP to my American Horror Story co-star, Ben Woolf. He was a hell of a talented individual and such a kind man. Gone too soon...— Shelby Young (@shelby_young) February 24, 2015
Just heard the awful news. RIP Ben Woolf. Such a sweet man and far too young to leave this world. @AHSFX :.(— Michael Chiklis (@MichaelChiklis) February 24, 2015
Dear Ben, Yours was a sweet and gentle soul. "May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."— Kathy Bates (@MsKathyBates) February 24, 2015