Eric, who is a contestant on the forthcoming series of The Bachelorette, was rushed to hospital over the weekend after his parachute failed to open before “malfunctioning,” in Utah, according to a report.
He had been in a coma for the past few days up until yesterday when his sister Karen Tracy announced her close sibling had passed away. Catch her full statement below:
“Eric shared his final journey with us this morning as all his immediate family were able to be at his side when he passed away. Thank you to all of your love and support and prayers and fasting.
It was amazing to be with so many of his friends and family yesterday in the hospital who came to express their love for Eric. He gave us such a gift of a life fully lived and fully shared, and allowed us all to be a part of his last adventure here on earth.
It is hard to think of life without his bright spark, but we know he is on to new adventures. We look forward to carrying on his legacy here and greeting him joyfully again someday. I love you so much, little brother!”
ABC have yet to comment on the situation and how this would affect one of its most popular shows — nevertheless, the news of Eric’s death is very upsetting and our thoughts go out to his family and friends.