Eric Hill, the competitor on the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette,” who was killed in a weekend paragliding accident, wasn’t just a reality contestant.
He was also traveling the world for an expedition called “GO with Eric, The Global Odyssey,” in which he hoped to visit every country in record time.
His supporters posted a message on the expedition’s Facebook page Wednesday, urging people to “#BeLikeEric” by pursuing their dreams. Here is the message in its entirety.
Friends and incredibly extended family of Eric around the world:
Eric’s odyssey on Earth has come to an end. He was surrounded by his closest friends and more importantly his family before moving on.
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Eric leaves behind a legacy. He leaves inspiration. When he wanted something, he went and got it. He opened his mouth and made things happen. The reason his journey was so successful was because he had the courage to ask, and the guts to try! Eric took very calculated risks, he was never reckless.
At this time, we know that Eric is not resting in peace. In fact, I never saw him rest once. Not even on the top of Kilimanjaro! It wasn’t his style! Whereever he is now, and whatever he’s doing, he’s doing it big!
So the legacy he leaves behind?
That bucket list? Start marking things off. Open your mouth. Learn about someone else. When you mark things off, move on to the next. People said Eric was “lucky” that he got to do the things he did. The truth is that Eric was determined. He made a plan made it happen! What are you waiting for?
Here’s a toast to a man we all envy, and who teaches us what life is REALLY about! Go forth, you beautiful person, and LIVE LIKE ERIC!