American Horror Story Actor Ben Woolf Dies After Being Hit by Car

HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 05: Actor Ben Woolf attends the premiere screening of FX's
Ben Woolf attends the “American Horror Story: Freak Show” premiere on October 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Kevin Winter/2014 Getty Images

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:

AHS Actor Ben Woolf Dies After Being Hit by Car