A couple weeks ago, I got a tearful early morning call from a very upset Ms. Ginger Coyote. A friend of hers, a beautiful young man by the name of Eric Zentner, had been on his way to visit his mother when he ran out of gas on the freeway, and when he got out of his vehicle to try and get help, he was struck and killed by someone in a van. The driver did not even stop...he left Eric at the side of the road and his injuries were fatal.
Some of you might remember when Ginger interviewed him for Punk Globe a couple years ago. He was beginning a career in modeling, and had previously been a rock and rolling band member and skateboard enthusiast. Not only was Eric extremely gorgeous, but, as Ginger told me, he was someone who loved life, adored his family, had a great sense of humor and adventure, and was looking at his future with hope and gusto. Having recent campaigns with Versace and Louis Vuitton, Eric was on his way to making waves in the fashion world.
It was heartbreaking to hear that this young man's life was cut
short and even more disheartening to hear that the person who was responsible for Eric's death, did not have the decency to stop the vehicle and get out and try and help him. As Eric's brother, Aaron told me, he has faith in that karma will come full circle and justice for Eric will be served. For now, his friends, family and those who loved him spent time after the accident celebrating the person Eric was and how his memory and his essence will live on. Even I made it a point to light a candle in his memory the day of his memorial service. I did not know Eric personally, but through the stories from Ginger, his family and others who knew and loved him, I know I would have adored him as well and he was worthy of remembrance and love.
I, as well as all of us at Punk Globe Magazine, send our love, prayers, and support to the family of Eric Zentner and pledge to keep his memory alive and pray for justice for Eric. Punk Globe has a new, beautiful angel in our corner. Fly with the angels, Eric. Keep that lovely smile shining down on us all.
I did not know Eric personally, but from listening to Ginger talk about him and seeing how his family loved and admired him, I know he had to be something pretty special. His friends and family are AWESOME people, loving, gentle, kind and that tells me a lot about what kind of person Eric Zentner was. He was more than a "pretty face"; he was beautiful person inside and out. His essence screamed of his love of life, family, adventure, dreams, and all the good things that life has to offer. He might be gone, but he won't be forgotten. ~~ Dee Dee S. aka The Dark Diva.