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"American Horror Story" Actor Ben Woolf Dies At 34

The actor died on Monday from injuries he sustained last week when he was hit by a car's sideview mirror as he was crossing the street in Los Angeles.

Posted on February 23, 2015, at 7:56 p.m. ET

Ben Woolf at the premiere screening of American Horror Story: Freak Show at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
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Ben Woolf at the premiere screening of American Horror Story: Freak Show at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.

Ben Woolf from American Horror Story: Freak Show died Monday from injuries suffered last week when he was hit by a car sideview mirror.

The 34-year-old died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he has been since the accident on Thursday night.

Woolf was crossing the street in Hollywood when he was hit by a SUV's sideview mirror. The driver was not arrested or ticketed because Woolf was jaywalking at the time of the incident, TMZ reported.

Woolf played Infantata in the first season of American Horror Story and Meep in the fourth season.

In this video, Woolf talks about his role as Meep on American Horror Story and being diagnosed with pituitary dwarfism when he was young.

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Woolf recalled getting chemotherapy as a child and his experiences as an adult of feeling not accepted in Los Angeles for being different.

Woolf was also a preschool teacher, which he said he loved because children live in a world "with more imagination in it."

He is also known for his acting work on Dead Kansas and Woggie.

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Ben Woolf arrives at the premiere of Gutshot Straight on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in Los Angeles.
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Ben Woolf arrives at the premiere of Gutshot Straight on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Woolf's family, meanwhile, released a statement regarding his death.

"We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from all over the world for our beloved Ben," the statement read. "He touched so many hearts in his 34 years."

The family added that they were planning a memorial service in Santa Barbara for next week.

Woolf's rep said in a statement: "Ben was one-of-a-kind, and will never be forgotten... The time we all shared together will be remembered forever."

American Horror Story's co-creator Ryan Murphy tweeted his condolences:

RIP Ben Woolf. One of the most inspirational people I've ever met. http://t.co/3mlXoNhOM3

Ryan Murphy@MrRPMurphyFollow

RIP Ben Woolf. One of the most inspirational people I've ever met. http://t.co/3mlXoNhOM3

8:02 PM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Many American Horror Story cast members also tweeted in response to the news of Woolf's death:

God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. Rest in peace little angel. 😞 #RIPBenWoolf

Evan Peters@tweetsonurfaceFollow

God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. Rest in peace little angel. #RIPBenWoolf

7:18 PM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Dear Ben, Yours was a sweet and gentle soul. "May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."

Kathy Bates@MsKathyBatesFollow

Dear Ben, Yours was a sweet and gentle soul. "May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."

9:16 PM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Rest in peace Ben Woolf. There never was a sweeter guy. You will be missed.

Finn Wittrock@FinnWittrockFollow

Rest in peace Ben Woolf. There never was a sweeter guy. You will be missed.

10:34 PM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Just heard the awful news. RIP Ben Woolf. Such a sweet man and far too young to leave this world. @AHSFX :.(

Michael Chiklis@MichaelChiklisFollow

Just heard the awful news. RIP Ben Woolf. Such a sweet man and far too young to leave this world. @AHSFX :.(

8:12 PM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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@RevaLeigh13 @AmazonEve @mat_fraser @naomiwgrossman @tweetsonurface @JyotiAmge @AHSFX RIP Ben. You will be missed greatly.

Rose Siggins@RoseSigginsFollow

@RevaLeigh13 @AmazonEve @mat_fraser @naomiwgrossman @tweetsonurface @JyotiAmge @AHSFX RIP Ben. You will be missed greatly.

2:23 PM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Ben Woolf... We will never forget you. RIP https://t.co/FDqMe8O9Fz

Sarah Paulson@MsSarahPaulsonFollow

Ben Woolf... We will never forget you. RIP https://t.co/FDqMe8O9Fz

10:22 PM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

You are with Angels Now ~ Rest In Peace @Bwoolf 👼 #AHSFreakshow #AHSMurderHouse #RIPBenWoolf

Jamie Brewer@MsJamieBrewerFollow

You are with Angels Now ~ Rest In Peace @Bwoolf #AHSFreakshow #AHSMurderHouse #RIPBenWoolf

2:38 PM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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