The news was confirmed by the Sirius XM Twitter account. It is unclear exactly what happened to Eric S. Lynch , but TMZ claims he was hospitalized late last week with heart problems. His other organs then began shutting down, and he died a short time later. While Eric has been the subject of several death hoaxes before, Fratto insisted that this time Eric was really dead.
Eric ‘The Actor’ Lynch Dead; What Happened To ‘Howard Stern Show’ Wack Pack Member Eric The Midget?
Eric the Midget Says 'Ack Ack' | Howard Stern
It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Eric the Actor formerly known as Eric the Midget has died on September 20, at 39 years of age. Eric Lynch, the long time Howard Stern show contributor was rushed to hospital Saturday with apparent heart problems. I am so sorry and so sad to inform everyone that my friend Eric "The Actor" Lynch passed away yesterday afternoon!!! The Stern Show crew is also morning this loss. Share your thoughts. Eric and his agent, Johnny Fratto, called in together. Eric was immediately insulted by a gay joke delivered by Howard Stern and hung up the phone.
Eric the Midget Says 'Ack Ack'
Because of his short legs, weak joints, and a club foot , he employed a wheelchair to get around. His other afflictions included stork bite which gave him a "blotchy" complexion  and Ehlers—Danlos syndrome , which resulted in gnarled fingers. Eric initially called in on September 19, to discuss American Idol. Eric made one in-studio appearance on November 3, alongside two prostitutes from the Bunny Ranch. Eric preferred to be called Eric the Actor.