“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” - Shannon Alder.
No matter how many years fly by, it never gets easier. Eddie’s passing was one of the most unexpected tragedies to hit the community and the ripples leftover from the loss is still felt to this day. His death impacted so many people so deeply, the scars he left on the fans and the wrestling business alike shows that he was truly a superstar in every sense of the word. Whether you loved him or hated him, he knew how to get your attention. He knew how to get you invested to where you’re sitting on the edge of your seat with a bated breath waiting for his next move. He knew how to make you laugh, how to make you cry, he knew how to make you feel every emotion possible watching him. He knew how to tell one hell of a story. He often shared his appreciation and gratitude to others. Most, if not all, of the stories I’ve heard from fans who’ve met him over the years are nothing but kind. He wasn’t a saint, but he was a beautiful human being with a heart of gold and he was just so full of love. He had so much love for his family, for the business, and for everything. He was passionate and dedicated. He inspired people to follow dreams, he gave so many of us hope. He remained humble despite his successes and while he struggled with his demons, he always sought out to maintain positive relationships with his colleagues backstage. He always wanted to help people through his faith and journey. I truly believe deep down in my soul that he was one of those rare people that only come around once in a lifetime and I count myself blessed to grow up watching him while he was around. He was just such a genuine person and it felt like we were robbed with him gone. He still had so much to offer to the world and my heart bleeds for his family who undoubtedly still grieve and miss him. It may have been 13 long years, but he’s still in our memories, warm and radiant, still shining brightly on. He still lives on inside of us because we all carry a little bit of Latino Heat thanks to him. Love you, Eddie. #RestInPower 🖤