Eric "The Actor" Lynch, who became a fan favorite for calling in to Howard Stern's radio show, died Saturday. He was 39 years old.
According to Stern's website, Lynch had been experiencing stomach problems several days before he passed away, surrounded by family and friends. His manager, Johnny Fratto, confirmed Lynch's passing on Twitter Sunday. "I am so sorry and so sad to inform everyone that my friend Eric "The Actor" Lynch passed away yesterday afternoon!!!"
Standing at just 3 feet tall, Lynch suffered from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a group of disorders that affect connective tissues that support the skin, bones, blood vessels and other organs.
However, that didn't stop him from calling in to Stern's longtime radio show beginning in 2002 and regularly giving the notoriously acerbic host a piece of his mind. Stern acknowledged his sometimes contentious on-air relationship with Lynch in a message on his website Monday. "Despite our sometimes testy on-air relationship the entire staff absolutely loved Eric the Actor," a message on Stern's website said Monday. "When he visited the show in person everyone lined up to take pictures with him. And not just us -- celebrities all over the world loved Eric."
Additionally, Lynch made several appearances on TV shows including Fringe, In Plain Sight and American Dreams. He also made a cameo as himself on Legit.