And the rest of the story …
It has been rumored for decades that KISS (specifically Paul Stanley) treated Eric Carr badly and dismissed him from the band when he heard about his initial health issues. Nothing could be further from the truth. Paul not only went out of his way to ensure Eric that he had a spot waiting for him when he got healthy again but also made sure he remained on the payroll and continued to pay his expenses and his health insurance. Sadly this didn’t get back to the family of Eric as they treated members of the band very badly at the funeral.
Decades later Paul and Gene have nothing but great things to say about Eric. Stanley stated about Carr: “At a time when KISS was in the midst of upheaval and turmoil, Eric brought calm and an optimism that refocused our priorities so we could move forward. I can’t overstate his contribution to our rebirth.” Gene Simmons went so far to add: “I never knew anyone more humble in my life. Eric Carr was a kind soul who never said anything bad about anybody. He was also a double threat on drums and vocals. I miss him.”
Final Resting Place:
Cedar Hill Cemetery
5468 Route 9W North
Newburgh, New York, 12550
Grave Location:Mausoleum - Atrium Room
Grave Location Description
As you walk through the front door, make your way towards the right and look for the Atrium Room. Look at the floor and when you see all the KISS memorabilia, look up and you will find the “Caravello” family crypt.