‘American Horror Story’ Stars Pay Tribute To Rose Siggins
Sarah Paulson and Angela Bassett have paid tribute to Rose Siggins, one of the stars of American Horror Story: Freak Show, who has died at the age of 43.
A representative for Siggins told editors at TMZ.com she passed away on Saturday in Denver, Colorado, after contracting a fatal infection following kidney stone surgery.
The actress, who played Legless Suzy in the fourth season of the horror anthology series, is survived by her two children. She was born with a genetic disorder called sacral agenesis, and her legs were amputated when she was two years old.
Following news of the tragedy, Paulson took to Twitter.com to write, “The AHS family lost one of our own… Rose Siggins was an absolute light… I will never forget your laugh or your beautiful eyes.” She later posted a link to a GoFundMe page which is raising money for Rose’s children.
Bassett tweeted, “Your life touched mine & made it’s [sic] lasting impression… Of love, grace, courage & beauty. God’s angels sing thee to thy rest.”
Fellow actress Gabourey Sidibe wrote, “So sorry to hear of the passing of Rose Siggins. I pray for her children. Please donate if you can.”
As well as her starring role on American Horror Story: Freak Show, where she played one of the ‘freaks’ in Jessica Lange’s 1950s horror carnival, Siggins also appeared as herself in Ripley’s Believe It or Not exhibition, and on TV documentary Extraordinary People.
“I kind of like the way I am, I would never change it,” she said in an interview last year. “I couldn’t imagine myself being what everyone called ‘normal,’ because this is my normal.”