The actor died on Monday in Los Angeles after being struck by a car mirror while trying to cross the street. Fans, family and friends are mourning his death.
Ben Woolf became famous playing the character of Meep on the popular American Horror Story: Freak Show TV series. Woolf played the character of a dwarf who could only speak one word: Meep.
Ben Woolf’s death was confirmed by the Los Angeles Police Department. It seems that the actor was hit by a car’s side mirror while he was trying to cross the road in Hollywood in Thursday night.
Woolf was diagnosed with pituitary dwarfism when he was born. The pituitary gland regulates some hormones in the body and in the case of this particular illness, the body stops growing because of a dysfunction of the pituitary gland.
Ben Woolf was hit by a car’s side mirror when he was trying to cross the street on Thursday night. He was taken to the ER and stabilized over the weekend, but he passed away on Monday afternoon.
Ben Woolf’s family released a statement in which they expressed their sadness and grief over Woolf’s passing:
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.
Zack Teperman, Woolf’s publicist, also released a statement in which he said that his client was a one of a kind man and that he will never be forgotten. He continued to say that the time they spent together will be remembered for eternity.
Ben Woolf was also a middle school teacher and he talked about his love for teaching during a short promotional video for the American Horror Story series. He also talked about living in Los Angeles and how he expected people to be more open minded and accepting of his condition.
Ryan Murphy, American Horror Story co-creator, called Woolf one of the most inspirational people he had ever met.
Ben Woolf was only 34 years old when he died.
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