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American Horror Story: Freak Show actress Rose Siggins dies

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Image caption Siggins was born with a rare genetic disorder known as sacral agenesis

Rose Siggins, an actress who played a character with no legs in the US hit show American Horror Story, has died at the age of 43.

Siggins, who was born with a rare genetic condition which causes abnormal foetal development of the lower spine, had her legs amputated at a young age.

She played a character called Legless Suzi in the fourth series, Freak Show.

The FX network paid tribute to Siggins calling her "a kind person, a loving mother and a very talented actor".

Her co-star Sarah Paulson tweeted: "The AHS family lost one of our own... Rose Siggins was an absolute light... I will never forget your laugh or your beautiful eyes."

The actress died in Denver, Colorado on Saturday. Her agent, James Mullen, said more details would be released soon. She leaves two children.


Actor Denis Hare pointed followers in the direction of an online fund set up to help Siggins' children.

The FX statement added: "She was beloved by everyone in the AHS family.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this time."

American Horror Story: Freak Show - set in one of the last remaining freak shows in the US and following its attractions' struggle for survival - earned 20 Emmy nominations, including outstanding limited series.

The current series, Hotel, has been nominated for two Golden Globes, including an acting nomination for pop star Lady Gaga.

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