Actor Who Played Meep on ‘American Horror Story’ Dies After Being Hit by Car

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Actor Ben Woolf attends the premiere screening of FX’s ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Credit: Getty Images)

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Actor Ben Woolf, who gained fame as Meep on the television show “American Horror Story,” died Monday after being struck by a car in Hollywood last week. He was 34.

Woolf died of a stroke at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center about 3:20 p.m., said his publicist, Zack Teperman. The actor had been hospitalized in critical condition since Thursday, when he was struck by a car mirror while jaywalking near Hollywood Boulevard, police said.

Following his death, Woolf’s family issued a statement: “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.”

Woolf, who was 4 foot 4, was diagnosed with pituitary dwarfism when he was young. He also worked as a preschool teacher in addition to working on the hit FX show.

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