A world and national champion from New Rochelle has died suddenly.
According to his obituary, Eric Ortiz was just 30 years old when he died on Saturday.
The cause of death has not been ruled out.
New Rochelle cheerleading posted a photo on Instagram saying, “This is hard. The New Ro family lost a shining star yesterday. Eric Ortiz, there are not enough words to describe what you meant to someone and one. You lit up a room the moment you walked in. A National and World Champion, but most of all, a son, brother, uncle and friend. Our hearts are forever broken and we will miss you. Until we meet again.”
According to Ortiz’s obituary, visitation services are Thursday at Sisto Funeral Home in the Bronx from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.