Eric the Actor Sworn 'Stern Show' Enemy Sets Up Memorial Fund

9/24/2014 12:10 AM PDT

Eric the Actor -- Sworn 'Stern Show' Enemy Sets Up Memorial Fund

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Eric the Actor
 made a lot of enemies on the Howard Stern Show -- but his death moved one of them to start a memorial fund to fight the disease Eric fought his whole life.

Stern show regular listener Gonzo -- famous for his phone calls terrorizing and belittling Eric -- tells TMZ even though they were rivals, he cared about Eric ... and wanted to raise awareness for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome -- a genetic defect that affects the skin, muscles, and ligaments.

Gonzo contacted the EDS National Foundation and got the group to start a fundraising memorial page in Eric's name. A rep for the foundation says they were "touched" by Gonzo's request.

As for their longstanding feud -- Gonzo says he hopes Eric is surrounded by "all the boobs and Pepsi heaven has to offer."

Bye for now.