A 10-time national champion and former Louisville Cardinals cheerleader Eric Ortiz was found dead over the weekend at just 30-years-old.
Eric Ortiz : Who was | Death | Cause of death
As per reports, Eric was not only cheerleader for Louisville University but also for Gymtyme All Stars.
The tragic news of 10 time National champion cheerleader’s demise was confirmed by a Facebook post of GymTyme All Stars as they paid their tributes on Monday.
Their heartfelt post reads, “Eric Ortiz was a force when he joined our program. He could stunt, tumble, jump, dance, and perform with some of the greatest athletes that have ever stepped a shoe onto a cheer floor.
Who was eric ortiz
Eric Ortiz was a well-known personality and a talented young cheerleader from Louisville, Kentucky, in the United States. He was born on January 11, 1992, and pursued his higher studies at the College of Louisville.
Eric was among the most talented people in the industry and appeared in some of the major leagues and tournaments all across the world.
In an official statement addressing Ortiz’s death, Gymtyme All Stars said:
“Eric Ortiz was a force when he joined our program. He could stunt, tumble, jump, dance, and perform with some of the greatest athletes that have ever stepped a shoe onto a cheer floor and he was captivating as an athlete. He could do it all and that he did also he was a leader at practice and on the competition floor.”
The statement further elaborated how Ortiz was a respected and well-loved figure within the cheerleading community due to his supportive attitude.
Gymtyme Allstars added:
“Eric was a sweet, amazing, and genuine person. There were always plenty of smiles, hugs, and reasons to laugh when he was near. His positivity was infectious with his teammates, program, and friends.”
A former University of Louisville cheerleader died unexpectedly on Saturday.
According to an obituary online, Eric Ortiz died Oct. 22 at the age of 30 years old.
Friends, family, and former teammates of Eric Ortiz have posted on social media in remembrance of him, after learning he died. Posts on social media share Ortiz was a University of Louisville cheerleader and GymTyme cheerleader alum.
CheerMAD.com said Ortiz was a 10-time National Champion and two-time World Champion. The Facebook post said he was one of the “originals” of cheer.
Ortiz is remembered by teammates and cheerleaders all around for his charisma, kindness, and ethic, according to posts on social media. Some posts say many athletes looked up to him and said he is an idol of theirs.
Lisa Nugent met Ortiz while cheering when they were young and became best friends. Ortiz lived in New York at the time.
Ortiz moved to Louisville for cheer, while Nugent moved to Tampa. Yet, their paths kept crossing.
“We both loved the fact no matter what or where, our world always collided somehow,” said Nugent. “His new friends became my friends, and my friends became his.”
Nugent said Ortiz became a Lady Bird and won a title in Cheer and Dance the same year, which was a huge accomplishment.
Cause of death
According to the reports, the Louisville-based cheerleader, Eric Ortiz, died on October 22, 2022, in his hometown.
The news of his untimely death has come as a complete shock to family members, friends, and all his admirers. The young cheerleader was just 30 years old at the time of his sudden death.
While announcing the news of Eric’s death, no confirmation about the cause of his death was revealed.
His death has left his family in a state of pain and that is why no official statement about his cause of death was published. Further details about Eric Ortiz’s death will be out soon.