American Horror Story's Ben Woolf has died after being hit by a car

'American Horror Story' actor Ben Woolf, who played Meep in the show, has died of a stroke at a Los Angeles hospital after being hit by a car while jaywalking in Hollywood last week.

Ben Woolf
Ben Woolf

'American Horror Story' actor Ben Woolf has died.

The 34-year-old star passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles yesterday (23.02.15) having suffered a stroke after sustaining serious injuries when he was hit by a car in Hollywood last week, gossip site TMZ.com reports.

The four foot four actor, who played Meep in the most recent series of the FX series 'American Horror Story: Freak Show', was illegally crossing Hollywood Boulevard near Gramercy Place on Thursday (19.02.15) when he was hit by the SUV.

Los Angeles Police Department's Sergeant Benjamin Zucker told the New York Post newspaper's PageSix: "Unfortunately, because of his height, he came into contact with the Ford Escape's rear-view mirror, causing a serious head injury."

The driver of the vehicle will reportedly not be charged with any traffic violations or other offences as Woolf was jaywalking at the time of the incident.

The actor's family - who are planning a memorial service for him in Santa Barbara next week - told TMZ.com: "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."

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