American Horror Story: Freak Show actress Rose Siggins has died. According to TMZ, the actress, who played the legless character, Legless Suzi died Saturday. The actress was 43-years-old.
Initially, Siggins was in a Denver hospital due to a kidney stone surgery. Unfortunately, the American Horror Story actress developed an infection, which spread throughout her whole body and caused her death.
Siggins was very open about her condition, which was called sacral agenesis. The actress was born with the deformity, and back in 2012, she opened up to the Huffington Post. This was before she gained recognition on American Horror Story. At the time, she seemed to have a truly uplifting attitude about her life.
“Getting around is slower these days. A lot of people with disabilities feel that life owes them something, and I was raised in a way that no one owes you a dime. The world doesn’t owe you anything. My personal opinion is, get up and go for it.”
RIP Rose Siggins, you’ve inspired so many people. Sending love to her family, friends and especially her children. pic.twitter.com/TzP2GQ2s3Y
— Jessica Lange Daily (@JLangeDaily) December 12, 2015
During a press video for American Horror Story: Freak Show, Rose said, “I kind of like the way I am, I would never change it. I couldn’t imagine myself being what everyone called ‘normal,’ because this is my normal.” Siggins’ family, including her husband, Dave, and her two children Shelby, 9, and Luke, 16, set up a GoFundMe account for the family.
— AHS Hotel (@HotelAHS) December 12, 2015
The account was started by a family friend for final expenses and to support her young children. In the GoFundMe page, a quote was used by Jessica Lange’s character Elsa Mars, which was featured in the American Horror Story: Freak Show season.
“The death of a beloved monster is always a sorrow, but never a surprise. If oddly-formed organs or a random physical anomaly doesn’t claim them, then it is at the sheer density of their blaze. A carny’s life burns and brighter than most. It is bound to extinguish sooner.”
The fund has raised more than $2,000 so far.
Since the news broke of Rose’s passing, fans have been leaving their condolences, including some cast members.
The AHS family lost one of our own… Rose Siggins was an absolute light… I will never forget your laugh or your beautiful eyes.
— Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) December 12, 2015
Please consider helping to support her family at this difficult time. Two more spectacular children never existed. https://t.co/WgfahrAHWC — Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) December 12, 2015
@RoseSiggins Your life touched mine & made it’s lasting impression…Of love, grace, courage & beauty. God’s angels sing thee to thy rest.
— Angela Bassett (@ImAngelaBassett) December 12, 2015
Today we mourn Rose Siggins who died today. Please consider helping the two children she leaves behind. https://t.co/dCdYjVjuRv
— Denis O’Hare (@denisohare) December 12, 2015
Sadly, this isn’t the only American Horror Story: Freak Show related death. In February of 2015 actor Ben Woolf, who played Meep, was killed after an automobile accident. Woolf, 34, was hospitalized and was in critical condition. The actor was hit in the head by a mirror of an SUV that was passing as he was crossing the street in Hollywood.
Fans were hopeful about Woolf as his condition was changed from critical condition to stable, but he eventually succumbed to his injuries. His rep had said a statement to People magazine.
“Ben is one of the kindest and hardest-working people I know. His condition remains critical at this time and we ask that everyone please keep Ben in your thoughts and prayers, and respect his family’s privacy during this time.”
Ben Woolf was diagnosed with pituitary dwarfism when he was young and acted for most of his life.
[Image by FX]