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    Posted December 30, 2014 by
    Hickory, North Carolina
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Those we lost in 2014

    Eric Holloway-Son, Brother, Father, Friend

    Eric Holloway 45, he leaves his wife, Marybeth Holloway; young sons, Blaize, age 6 and Flynn, age 2. He graduated from Appalachian State University in 1993 with a degree in music and recording. Eric, who worked in the music industry for over 20 years, was an accomplished music composer and a classically trained pianist. He had an impressive background in music, learning to play piano, sax, and guitar at an early age and wrote 23 original compositions for MTV. In August of 2000, Eric traveled to New York to receive one of a total of 12 awards over the years, from The American Society of Composers, Authors, Publishers (ASCAP). He was voted tops in the electronic music category for his composition of "Moon Dial Collection." He spent much time acting and film scoring for numerous major and independent films including "Whisper," "The Patriot" with Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, and Chris Cooper, "Last of The Mohicans," "FBI Files," and "Last Brickmaker In America" with Sidney Poitier, just to name a few. Eric's most recent completed film he co-starred in was "The Last Confederate," working with Mickey Rooney, Amy Redford, Tippi Hedren, Lee Majors, Edwin McCain and Julian Adams. In 2004 he received a Grammy nomination in the World Music category with the Charlotte based band, Gael Warning. In 2005 he earned two Telly Awards for his work on "The Writer's Pub," where he was awarded Best Score and Theme and Best Themed Video for Gael Warning's "Suspended Bridge." Eric worked on commercials for NASCAR, Conseco Insurance, Internet Soccer, Pontiac, Yates Racing and played crew chief for Dale Jarrett's car in a Ricky Rudd/Havoline Oil commercial. In recent years, being a classically trained pianist, he has taught piano, guitar, and voice. In his musical and acting career, Eric touched so many people around the world. He was such a loving person, always there to help anyone, especially his family and extended family. Eric fought a courageous battle with cancer and thanked the Lord for giving him more time with his family to create memories. He loved to learn, still taking classes up until his passing, loved to travel. He loved to fly and actually piloted on one of his last trips for treatment to Nashville, Tenn. With all of Eric's impressive accomplishments, his proudest achievement was being a daddy. His legacy will live on through them. We miss you little buddy…
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