Eric The Actor Dead: The Howard Stern Show Wack Pack Member Was 39
Eric “The Actor” Lynch is dead.
He was 39.
Lynch’s manager Johnny Fratto says he died Saturday afternoon after being hospitalized for heart problems.
Lynch suffered from dwarfism, as well as other medical issues, and often used a wheelchair to get around.
Fratto says Lynch’s organs gave out.
The diminutive personality was known as a frequent phone guest on “The Howard Stern Show” for more than 10 years, and was considered a member of the shock jock’s “Wack Pack.”
He was featured on the show as recently as last Tuesday, September 16, and revealed in the segment that his longtime caretaker was leaving, and his parents would now be taking care of him.
Lynch also made one-episode appearances on “Fringe,” “In Plain Sight” and other shows, including “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Just last month, Zac Efron nominated Lynch for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Efron tweeted after hearing the news, “#EricTheActor you will be missed. Sending my condolences to all of Eric’s family and friends. #ByeForNow.”
You can listen to Lynch’s last appearance on “The Howard Stern Show” below.