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Ben Woolf of 'American Horror Story' dead at 34

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Posted at 8:05 PM, Feb 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-23 23:42:09-05

Ben Woolf, an actor known as "Meep" on the hit show "American Horror Story" has died. He was 34.

Woolf died of a stroke, TMZ reports. He had been hospitalized at in Los Angeles after being struck by a vehicle's side mirror while crossing the street on Feb. 20.

Woolf was 4 feet 4 inches tall due to a condition called pituitary dwarfism. He worked as a preschool teacher when not acting, according to IMDB.

"We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from all over the world for our beloved Ben," Woolf's family said in a statement. "He touched so many hearts in his 34 years. His memory will live on within each of us and within his work."

 

 

Gavin Stern is a national digital producer for the Scripps National Desk.