"You touched my soul with your incredible music. I’m 48 years old and have been a fan since I was 13 years old. Meeting you and Michael Anthony on a snowy night in Louisville, KY when I was 20 made me believe in dreams. I know you are flying with the greats. I just wish I had a chance to thank you officially. Regardless, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being an almost 40 year continual inspiration to me."
"Hey Eddie I hope you know that you changed so many lives and inspired people all over the world throughout the years. We haven’t met in real life but it has always been my dream to meet you physically. And someday I’ll see you in heaven. Which works for me. I miss you. RIP"