There’s some sad news coming out today for all who loved Ben Woolf, both on TV and in real life. The actor, per TMZ, has died following an accident last week in which he was struck by a passing car. He was 34 years old. He was admitted to the hospital, but was never able to fully regain consciousness. His family released the following statement confirming the news:
“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.”
While Woolf had a number of different credits over the course of his career, the roles that he was known for came from “American Horror Story.” He appeared in two episodes of the first season “Murder House” as “Infantata,” and then came back as “Meep” during “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” which premiered this past fall on FX. Meep only lasted a few episodes, but his murder ended up being a catalyst in the tense relationship between the members of Elsa Mars’ freak show and the police.
If you want to get a chance to find out more about Woolf the man, FX released the video below back when this past season was airing. This was a part of a video series where the intention was for viewers to get to know the actors behind some of the freak show’s more unusual characters better, and understand their story along with what their daily lives are like. After watching this story, it is easy to feel for him and see that he was a kind, caring person.
A private ceremony for Woolf is being held in Santa Barbara next week. Our thoughts go out to his friends and loved ones during this difficult time. (Photo: FX.)