Rose Siggins, Legless Suzi in American Horror Story: Freak Show, died this morning at the age of 43. TMZ reported the cause as an infection resulting from a kidney stone surgery earlier this week in a Denver hospital. A GoFundMe page has been established to help with Siggins’ residual medical expenses and to provide addition support for her two children, Luke and Shelby.
Born with sacral agenesis, a rare genetic disorder, Siggins suffered from kidney and pancreatic issues. Her legs were amputated at 2 years old, but she was reported to be the first woman with the genetic disorder to have 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,’ ” James Mullen, Siggins’ manager, said on the GoFundMe page Saturday morning.
Naomi Grossman, Pepper in the American Horror Story series, grieved the loss of her co-star and friend on Twitter.
— Naomi Grossman (@naomiwgrossman) December 12, 2015