American Horror Story: Freak Show actress Rose Siggins died at 43 on Saturday morning, Entertainment Tonight confirms.
According to TMZ, a rep of Siggins reveals that the actress, who played Legless Suzi on the hit TV show, checked into a hospital in Denver on Monday for kidney stone surgery. But apparently, during the week, she was reportedly contracted with an infection that had spread through her entire body and became fatal.
Way back, the AHS star grew up in Pueblo, Co. with parents and younger brother Jim, who is mentally challenged. According to her website, she played with the neighborhood kids just like every other kid on the block, revealing her skateboard as her main mode of transportation.
Born with a rare genetic disorder, known as Sacral Agenesis. “If I was born today, my medical diagnosis could have been called Spinal Bifida. These two disabilities are very similar and very slightly. My legs were severely deformed with the feet pointing in opposite directions. This was not painful for me because I had no feeling in them. When you are an active child, at age two, your legs can become a danger to you,” Siggins wrote.
I'm sad to report that Rose has passed away this morning around 7:30 a.m.," Mullen wrote on Saturday. "All funds raised will now be directed to final expenses and the continuing support of her children."
"I suppose Elsa Mars said it best: '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,'" he added, quoting the character portrayed by Jessica Lange in Freak Show.
In addition, FX Networks and AHS producers also released a statement following Siggins' death, according to Hollywood Reporter, "We are saddened to learn of the passing of Rose Siggins," the statement read. "She was beloved by everyone in the AHS family. She was a kind person, a loving mother and a very talented actor. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this time."