Johnny Fratto called in with an interesting voicemail he had gotten from Eric the Midget, who was also on the line. In the clip, Eric was angered by a caller from last week who had claimed to have gone to high school with Eric, and had criticized Eric because of the ramps that had to be constructed just for him. Eric went on to tell Johnny in the message: "Find that guy; his name's Jerry. You know what to do. Just find him. Following the tape, Eric insisted his message to Johnny was a joke, but Robin pointed out she didn't hear any humor in what he'd said.
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All the ball busting he did he loved Eric so much and I'm so sad they are both gone. She was a close friend to Fratto. When asked about how he compares to other companies like Orange County Choppers, Fratto said:. They are building motorcycles, I am building scooters — in no way shape or form do I belong in a category with them.
By Mailonline Reporter. Eric's longtime manager Johnny Fratto told the website that Eric was surrounded by family and friends when he died. Scroll down for video. Fratto, 61, was first to make the announcement of his client's passing via Twitter on Sunday.
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.