'Howard Stern Show' contributor Eric Lynch dies

Eric Lynch, a regular caller on popular radio programme 'Howard Stern Show' since 2002 and also known as "Eric the Actor" and "Eric the Midget," has died. He was 39.

PTI| Updated: Sep 22, 2014, 15:48 PM IST

Los Angeles: Eric Lynch, a regular caller on popular radio programme 'Howard Stern Show' since 2002 and also known as "Eric the Actor" and "Eric the Midget," has died. He was 39.

Lynch was rushed to a California hospital on Saturday with a heart condition and later died, his manager said, reports suggest.

Lynch's manager, Johnny Fratto, announced the 'Wack Pack' member's death on Twitter.

"I am so sorry and so sad to inform everyone that my friend Eric 'The Actor' Lynch passed away yesterday afternoon," Fratto wrote.

Lynch, whose height was listed as 3 feet 5 inches and who used a motorised wheelchair, called into the Stern show just last week to announce that his parents were going to be his caretakers going forward.

Lynch also made cameos on the TV shows 'Fringe', 'American Dreams', 'Legit' and 'In Plain Sight'.