“American Horror Story: Freak Show” actress Rose Siggins died on Saturday following a kidney operation. According to the Examiner, an infection spread through Siggins’ body after the surgery.
Siggins, 43, portrayed Legless Suzi in the season four of FX’s hit series “American Horror Stories,” which aired from 2014 to 2015.
After her death, many of her former co-stars posted tributes to her on social media.
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
In a statement sent to E! News, FX Networks and AHS producers said, “We are saddened to learn of the passing of Rose Siggins. 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.”
Rose is the second actor from “American Horror Story: Freak Show” who died this year. Ben Woolf, who portrayed Meep, died on February 23, 2015 at age 34 from a head injury after being struck by the side-view mirror of a passing car, Examiner noted.
Siggins was born with a rare genetic disorder, known as Sacral Agenesis. It is an abnormal development of the caudal partition in the lower spine during the fetal stage.
She who lost her legs at the age of two, Reuters wrote.
During her childhood, she tried walking with prosthetic limbs but found them too painful, so she later use a skateboard to get around.
“My skateboard’s so important to me—it is the difference between feeling trapped and feeling free,” she told Redbook magazine earlier this year.
In 2005, Siggins was featured in a documentary about her life, entitled “The Woman with Half a Body.”
According to her agent, James Mullen, the actress died in Denver on Saturday.
Mullen described Siggins as “an infinitely strong woman” on a Gofundme.com page he set up to help pay for her medical expenses and support her two children, Reuters noted.
She is survived by two children, son Luke, 16, and five-year-old daughter Shelby.
According to E! News, the page received more than $3,100 was donated in less than a day.