Sad news to report for fans of The Howard Stern Show. Eric Lynch, better know to Stern fans as Eric the Actor (and formerly Eric the Midget) passed away this weekend at the age of 39.
TMZ learned of Eric the Actor’s passing from Eric’s longtime manager Johnny Fratto. Fratto told TMZ Eric the Actor was rushed to a Sacramento hospital on Saturday. Eric was complaining of chest and heart issues.
An official from the Sacramento hospital confirmed Eric the Actor’s death later that day and Fratto says Lynch was surrounded by family, friends and his caretaker Jon.
Eric the Actor first started calling into the Stern show in 2002 and appeared on the show last week.
While Eric did often rub staff and listeners the wrong way, he will be missed.
RIP Eric Lynch.