Eric "The Actor" Lynch, Howard Stern's diminutive and unlikely foil, has passed away, and the radio legend said today that it's a tough pill to swallow.
The Stern fan favorite, who was just three-and-a-half feet tall and resided in Sacramento, Calif., died in an area hospital after suffering heart problems.
Eric "The Actor" Lynch died at age 39, which in itself was longer than many who knew him felt he would last. But that doesn't mean it's any less tragic.
The wheelchair-bound Lynch earned a position in Howard Stern's "Wack Pack" after he began calling into the shock jock's radio show back in 2002.
His blunt, endearingly argumentative style won over Stern, and his fans.
Stern paid sincere homage to Lynch on his SiriusXM show Monday.
"What was so fascinating was that he would just give me s--t every single day, and stand up to me," Stern said of Lynch, who often went toe-to-toe with him.