American Horror Story actor Ben Woolf has passed away following a car accident last week
The 34-year-old actor was left in a critical condition with head injuries after the incident, and sadly died from a stroke yesterday.
Ben was reportedly jay-walking on a Los Angeles street when the side mirror of an SUV hit him. The 34-year-old was rushed to hospital and placed under heavy sedation in an effort to allow his injuries to heal.
Over the weekend his condition was upgraded to stable, according to TMZ, but doctors warned that it was still "touch and go."
The actor's family have released a statement thanking fans for their support, saying, "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."
Ben's colleagues, including American Horror Story and Glee creator Ryan Murphy and his co-star and close friend Naomi Grossman, all paid emotional tributes on Twitter yesterday:
RIP Ben Woolf. One of the most inspirational people I've ever met. http://t.co/3mlXoNhOM3
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) February 24, 2015
— Naomi Grossman (@naomiwgrossman) February 24, 2015
Rest in peace Ben Woolf. There never was a sweeter guy. You will be missed.
— Finn Wittrock (@FinnWittrock) February 24, 2015
The 4 ft 4 inches star played two characters in the popular show – Infantata in the first series and Meep in the most recent, American Horror Story: Freak Show.
Speaking about Ben's contribution to AHS, the show's producers said he was "a tremendous professional and an incredibly kind person, beloved by the American Horror Story family."
The actor's organs will be donated and his family have said they will hopefully help up to 50 people.