Eric Moss, a lifelong resident of Raleigh, North Carolina unexpectedly passed away on Monday, May 29th after a long and tumultuous struggle with mental health issues and alcohol abuse. Shelby McGinnis, Eric’s partner for the last 2 years announced his death on Tuesday, May 30. Shelby wrote, “There are no words to express the pain and loss I feel without you. You were so loved by so many and I only hope that you know peace now.
Shelby added, “Thank you for every adventure and every moment where you made my world brighter and more filled with love. Rest in Peace, Eric Moss. My Vader, my love, my best friend in the world. I can’t believe you’re gone…”
On Wednesday, May 31, Shelby McGinnis, Eric’s partner released a statement on Eric’s Facebook page stating the cause of death and details of the memorial services being organized for Eric Moss. She wrote;
| This is Shelby, Eric’s partner for the last 2 years. He passed away on Monday, May 29th after a long and tumultuous struggle with mental health issues and alcohol abuse. There are various memorial services being organized in Raleigh, NC… Greensboro, NC… and Boston, MA. As more information becomes available on those dates I will post them here. He was loved by so many people all across the country. He leaves behind two beautiful children with two amazing women (Kenzie Clark and Rhonda Wilson Bescher) who knew him and loved him dearly. During this time, please respect the privacy and needs of his family and loved ones. His mother Debborah Moss has specifically asked for any pictures (especially of his artwork) please post them freely on this page.
He had my heart from the moment I met him… and it’s clear from the posts and tributes that I’m not even close to the only one who felt the infectious warmth of his heart and his passion. He is so missed, and I will be forever sorry that he felt so much pain that he couldn’t see the overwhelming love out there for him.
Casey Cranford a resident of Greensboro, North Carolina wrote, “Eric Moss was the one that invited me, Derek, and Jeremy back to NYP every Sunday to jam. Must have been three or four years of musical learning experience and comradery. We called the sessions ‘Pizza Jams’, and they were honestly incredible experiences for a lot of us here in Greensboro. none of us would have experienced those if it weren’t for Eric. He did live painting during the music a couple of times. He was a great guy and artist. I’d love to do a jam in his honor at New York Pizza- if anyone has connections to NYP’s booking please let me know. Rest in Power friend.”