Eric “The Actor” Lynch, a popular guest on Howard Stern’s radio show died Saturday at the age of 39.

Howard Stern Remembers Eric The Actor

Lynch has been a regular on “The Howard Stern Show” since 2002, when he began calling in regularly, sometimes to yell at Stern, other times to speak of his desire to act. Standing at 3 feet tall, Lynch used a motorized wheelchair and was known as “Eric the Actor” and “Eric the Midget.”

Stern paid tribute to one of his greatest fans on his show Monday, Sept. 22.

“I loved Eric…I truly, truly loved him…he was the greatest…What I loved about him, was that here was this guy afflicted with every f—king s—tty thing on the planet, I mean you couldn’t have gotten worse luck dealt to you. And, Eric didn’t think that way,” Stern said on his show.

“Most people in Eric’s condition would be bitter, but Eric loved life,” Stern added.

Celebrities Pay Tribute To Eric The Actor

Lynch reportedly died after being taken to the hospital due to a heart condition. Lynch’s manager Johnny Fratto confirmed Lynch’s passing in a tweet on Sunday, and celebrities have also used the social media network to express their condolences. Fans and celebrities both tweeted with the hashtags “#EricTheActor” and “#ByeForNow.”

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