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"AHS: Freak Show" Actress Rose Siggins Dies

Siggins played Legless Suzi in the fourth season of American Horror Story.

Last updated on December 12, 2015, at 4:47 p.m. ET

Posted on December 12, 2015, at 4:47 p.m. ET

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Rose Siggins, an actress who appeared in American Horror Story: Freak Show, died Saturday. She was 43.

A representative for the actress told TMZ she contracted an infection during kidney stone surgery in a Denver hospital on Monday and never regained consciousness.

Siggins' legs were amputated as an infant after she was born with a rare genetic disorder known as sacral agenesis that deformed her spine and limited the use of her lower limbs.

"In the '70s when I was born, the medical idea was, if it doesn't work, take it away," she told Yahoo last year of the reason behind the surgery. "And now today we find out, if it doesn't work, keep it."

Siggins at the premiere screening of American Horror Story: Freak Show in Hollywood last year.
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Siggins at the premiere screening of American Horror Story: Freak Show in Hollywood last year.

Despite her disability, she was able to give birth to two children: a son, Luke, and daughter, Shelby.

"My [first] pregnancy was extraordinary and ground breaking, no one with sacral agenesis had carried a baby to nearly full term nor gave birth to a normal child," she wrote on her website.

Siggins gained attention last year when she appeared as the character "Legless Suzi" on FX's fourth season of American Horror Story.

"Legless Suzi is a very scared and frightened person," she told Yahoo of her character. "I can't imagine people treating you so poorly because of how you looked."

Siggins' other television credits included Ripley's Believe It Or Not and the documentary series Extraordinary People.

“I kind of like the way I am, I would never change it,” Siggins said in a AHS promotional video last year. “I couldn’t imagine myself being what everyone called ‘normal,’ because this is my normal.”

On Twitter, former AHS castmates paid tribute to Siggins, with many sharing a link to a GoFundMe account set up to support the late actor's children.


Please consider helping to support her family at this difficult time. Two more spectacular children never existed.

The AHS family lost one of our own... Rose Siggins was an absolute light... I will never forget your laugh or your beautiful eyes.

@RoseSiggins Your life touched mine & made it's lasting impression...Of love, grace, courage & beauty. God's angels sing thee to thy rest.

So sorry to hear of the passing of Rose Siggins. I pray for her children. Please donate if you can.

Today we mourn Rose Siggins who died today. Please consider helping the two children she leaves behind.