DENVER — Actress Rose Siggins, who played Legless Suzi on “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” died over the weekend in a Denver hospital, her manager said.
She was 43.
“At this time we can confirm her passing, but cannot provide any other information until we release an official statement,” her manager James Mullen said.
Siggins, a resident of Pueblo, Colo., was born with sacral agenesis, a rare genetic disorder that led to the amputation of her legs at age 2.
“If you take a Barbie doll and remove her legs, the region you’re left with is the exact same region I have,” she wrote on her website.
Siggins wrote that despite her disability, her parents focused on ensuring she lived a full life. Siggins earned her bachelors degree in Automotive Management and worked at a local automotive repair shop for a few years, where she met her husband “Dave.”
She went on to have two children, against most of her doctors’ wishes.
Siggins has been featured in the documentary “Extraordinary People,” which described her as having a “half body” but living a “whole life.”
Siggins is survived by her husband and two children.
Her “American Horror Story” colleagues mourned her loss over the weekend.
“We are saddened to learn of the passing of Rose Siggins,” FX Networks said in a statement. “She was beloved by everyone in the AHS family. She was a kind person, a loving mother and a very talented actor.”
Actress Sarah Paulson tweeted a photo of herself with Siggins and Jessica Lange, with the caption “love this…” and wrote in a separate tweet that Siggins was “an absolute light.”
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
She also asked her followers to consider donating to the GoFundMe page set up to help the actor’s family pay for expenses and support her two children, Luke and Shelby.